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Election of POA DGS

Post by purplepig20 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Who are you voting for in the upcoming election?
Personally, I have only heard of 2 of the candidates, but I have no idea if they'd be any good at the job though.

Does anyone on here know any of these guys & can vouch for them?! (or not, as the case may be!)

STEVE BAINS - HMP LIVERPOOL
IAN CARSON - HMP HOLME HOUSE
ANDY DARKEN - HMP/YOI FELTHAM
MARK FREEMAN - CRONIN HOUSE
TONY MERRICKS - HMP STAFFORD
PHILLIP STANBRIDGE - HMP BULLWOOD HALL


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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by BoxerfanUK » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:17 am

Ian Carson would DEFINITELY get my vote. I read his postings on the official POA forum and he is very switched on and a passionate trade unionist. I think he would bring some much needed new blood to the NEC.

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by HBP » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:45 pm

TONY MERRICKS - HMP STAFFORD Tony is a a good communicator, he is professional and discreet and remains dedicated to his colleagues on the front line. GO TONY GO..................

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by Wyer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:10 pm

None of the above.

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by HBP » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:29 pm

enlighten us Wyer? why ? and who would you suggest ?

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by kristorf » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:47 pm

And what do they actually do?

Seems to be a very quiet ship they sail..

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by D`GEEZER » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:53 pm

Oooooooooooooooh looks like this post could warm up

I`ll keep my eye on this one!!!

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by headunnter » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Baines.
Read his address its a list of failures F&S committee, WFM committee simple fact he cannot work at the level required, poor speaker no real content to what he says. NO

Carson.
He is opinionated and has upset some on the NEC, some of his postings on the official forum make interesting reading, one of two branch officials who got up and challenged the chief inspector of prisons at last years conference. POSSIBLE.

Darkin.
Has his own agenda, but is prepared to upset with his opinions. POSSIBLE.

Freeman.
Already had long enough time in the job, he should retire, if elected he will serve into his late 60s. how can he argue 68 is too late, he has had his chance, NO.

Merricks.
Talks a lot but no content, those close to him and who know him dont rate him, the fact that his own branch did not support him in the election speaks volumes. NO.

Stanbridge.
Unknown quantity, only those close to him will know if he has got what it takes, possibly one for the future?

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by emptycarbonweight » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:35 pm

Wyer wrote:None of the above.
Yep

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by purplepig20 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:48 am

headunnter wrote:Baines.
Read his address its a list of failures F&S committee, WFM committee simple fact he cannot work at the level required, poor speaker no real content to what he says. NO

Carson.
He is opinionated and has upset some on the NEC, some of his postings on the official forum make interesting reading, one of two branch officials who got up and challenged the chief inspector of prisons at last years conference. POSSIBLE.

Darkin.
Has his own agenda, but is prepared to upset with his opinions. POSSIBLE.

Freeman.
Already had long enough time in the job, he should retire, if elected he will serve into his late 60s. how can he argue 68 is too late, he has had his chance, NO.

Merricks.
Talks a lot but no content, those close to him and who know him dont rate him, the fact that his own branch did not support him in the election speaks volumes. NO.

Stanbridge.
Unknown quantity, only those close to him will know if he has got what it takes, possibly one for the future?

Hmmmm... some food for thought there. Thanks for that!

Anyone else want to add their tuppence worth? :slwin:
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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by Wyer » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:56 pm

HBP wrote:enlighten us Wyer? why ? and who would you suggest ?

None of them have said anything to get my vote and so I haven't voted for any of them.
I'm damn right disgusted at some of their attitudes in fact.

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by headsup » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Wyer wrote:
HBP wrote:enlighten us Wyer? why ? and who would you suggest ?

None of them have said anything to get my vote and so I haven't voted for any of them.
I'm damn right disgusted at some of their attitudes in fact.
If none of them floats your boat Wyer then one question remains. Why don't you stand yourself? I look forward to reading your address.

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by Wyer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:29 pm

headsup wrote:
Wyer wrote:
HBP wrote:enlighten us Wyer? why ? and who would you suggest ?

None of them have said anything to get my vote and so I haven't voted for any of them.
I'm damn right disgusted at some of their attitudes in fact.
If none of them floats your boat Wyer then one question remains. Why don't you stand yourself? I look forward to reading your address.
I'm not as clued up on all union and staffing matteres as they have years of exp on me but saying that, making us a UNION would be top of my list.
To stop the infighting in our jails right to the top table.
How can we give the support as members to our union if we can't unite as members?
Maybe its too little too late but when the top table boys don't even want to fight the little battles they can win, what hope is there?

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by Ethnic » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:12 am

Quite agree with your last comment Wyer.

One question, did you return a spoilt ballot paper?

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Re: Election of POA DGS

Post by Wyer » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:16 pm

Ethnic wrote:Quite agree with your last comment Wyer.

One question, did you return a spoilt ballot paper?
To shame myself, no I didn't.
My attitude is, a no vote is more constuctive that a spoiled 1.

The total % of returned votes will yet again be a complete disgrace anyway.
I have my reasons for not voting & my opinions but alot of ppl won't vote as they can't be arsed with the union anymore which is far more shameful.

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