of prison workers across England
are set to strike over pay.
workers, including electricians, cooks and maintenance are to launch the
48-hour strike in protest over a pay offer which they say is worth just 1 per
unions involved in the action are Amicus, the Transport and General Workers’ Union,
the GMB and UCATT.
national secretary John Allot said: "Our members are under paid by their
trade’s standard. The contribution they make to the smooth running of the prison
and the well-being of the inmates is being totally ignored by the Prison
are sending a clear message to the Prison Service that our members will not be
treated as second-class citizens. All our members are asking for is fairness
and a decent living wage. Our members are taking this action with regret, but
this is the only choice they have to get their voice heard."