Thanks for the support nice to know some people think we are doing the right thing. Is any one upset that the poor crims wil have to spend a whole day locked in their cells with only day time TV and a kettle for company
i am 100% behind the strike by prison officers, but i am also really angry and frustrated about it. purely because for years we in the military have been prevented from striking or even organising in any kind of form. why is it that the military is constantly shafted by the government and even the mod, and the only time improvements and changes are made is when it makes headline news??? i am really trying to care about the prison strike but the constant disapointment one feels with my own government and the treatment and lack of regard and respect with which the government shows myself and my fellow soldiers it is very hard. purely because the government will eventually relent and give in to the prison officers, just like it did for the fire service, and what it will do for the police service as well (as they are now hinting at action) but how are we to change or effect anything in the military. simple we cannot. as more and more of my friends sign off as soon as they have done their minimum term of service to seek better paid employment and frankly slightly more fulfilling. purely because they are no longer the silent mass within the military and what they say and do in civvy street actually counts. i am proud to call myself a proffessional soldier and i have never griped ever before in my military career, but where does it stop? is everyone in the public service apart from the military going to have a starting wage of more than 20,000 pounds a year? i have every sympathy for the prison service i hope they get what they are after and one day we might who knows??? lol!!!