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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 August 2006
Prison officers vote to strike
PRISON OFFICERS have voted to take industrial action, up to and
including a strike. 71% voted for action in an 83% turnout in the
The members of the Prison Officers Association (POA) are angry at
government interference in their pay review body, which was introduced
in 1993 when the union's trade union rights, including the right to
strike, were removed.
The 2006 pay award of 1.6% was the final straw for the 15,000 POA
members in 132 prisons who voted for action.
POA general secretary Brian Caton told the socialist: "Even though
any strike will be illegal, our members have made it clear they won't
allow legal niceties to get in their way in their struggle for better
pay and conditions in the prisons."
As we went to press, the POA executive committee was meeting to
consider the action.
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In The Socialist 24 August 2006:
Unite against war, terror and racism
Wars and terrorism
Socialist Party NHS campaign
"We won't be treated like dirt"
Strike ballot begins
PFI - Labour's binge profiteering
PFI scams exposed
Protests in Nuneaton
Ballots and lobbies in Pontefract
Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health
Cuts and sell-offs in Birmingham
The NHS: What we say
Socialist Party youth and students
Tony Blair takes the biscuit...
Preparing for the new term
Lincoln launches anti-BNP campaign
Socialist Party campaigns
Liberal U-turn stops tenants' ballot victory
Cream for fat cats - debts for us!
Socialist Party workplace news
Visteon workers fight for their future
Prison officers vote to strike
Crown Post Offices
National trade union meeting
The Socialist 24 August 2006 |
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