Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Court rules against ‘illegal’ UK prison strike – Financial Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers … defied a court injunction aimed at halting an illegal strike by thousands of warders across England and Wales. ”

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Financial Times, 29th August 2007

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Court threat as prison officers strike – The Independent

Posted August 29th, 2007 in news, prison officers by sally

“Thousands of prison officers staged a national strike over pay today, plunging the service into a fresh state of crisis.”

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The Independent, 29th August 2007

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Home Office rejects jail corruption squads – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 8th, 2007 in corruption, news, prison officers by sally

“Proposals for a powerful anti-corruption unit to tackle widespread bribe-taking by prison officers have been rejected by the Home Office.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2007

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