Prison support staff set to strike

Thousands
of prison workers across England
and Wales
are set to strike over pay.

The
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
cent.

The
unions involved in the action are Amicus, the Transport and General Workers’ Union,
the GMB and UCATT.

Amicus
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
Service.

"We
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."

Quentin Reade

Comments are closed.