Prison Officers Strike. Army Could be Called in.

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Army May Have To Run Prisons
The army and the police could be sent in to run Britain's jails as relations between the Home Office and the Prison Officers' Association (POA) reach crisis point.
 
#2
Prison officers set to strike over funding

Jamie Doward, home affairs editor
Sunday March 5, 2006
The Observer


The army and the police could be sent in to run Britain's jails as relations between the Home Office and the Prison Officers' Association (POA) reach crisis point. POA sources say the union's 35,000 members are getting their 'ducks lined up' in preparation for strike action later in the year - an unprecedented move that is outlawed under the terms of the association's agreement with the government.

Colin Moses, the association's chairman, declined to comment on whether the union's members were considering going on strike. By law the union must give a year's notice if members are to strike. But Moses admitted tensions between both sides were close to spilling over.

'I've been national chairman for four years,' Moses said. 'This is the lowest point it's been in terms of relations between us and the government. We wanted to work with the Labour government but it's using draconian Thatcherite laws against us. We can envisage there will be a breakdown in the system if this continues.'

The Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, warned the union that the government would freeze its funds unless it withdrew instructions to members not to co-operate with a job evaluation exercise.

Clarke said the union's instructions breached a voluntary 'no industrial action' deal.

However, a POA circular seen by The Observer states: 'If the Prison Service or Home Office are successful in taking any monies from POA funds... the executive will immediately ballot its membership to take industrial action up to and including strike.'
 

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W.Anchor said:
Army May Have To Run Prisons
The army and the police could be sent in to run Britain's jails as relations between the Home Office and the Prison Officers' Association (POA) reach crisis point.
Do we have to be nice to the inmates, or treat them as they deserve?
 
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35,000 out?

That is alot of blokes to cover!!!

Anyone know why the government and POA are at crisis point?
 

Nehustan

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On ROPs
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I have to say on Friday evening as I 'walked' around Leicester square I had thought of some friends whose family own a Scottish Island, and as I looked around at the enemy within....I wondered if HMG could maybe lease it. Don't know what they'll do about the single malt production tho'?
 
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Outstanding said:
Pay, Conditions, Terms of service, Pensions, housing, - seems about the same as us really!
Time for an Army Federation really - exactly the same reasons why we have MRPvd :oops:
 
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You will find they have more rights then you. You touch them and you will get the book thrown at you. If you get hurt you have asked for it as you are wearing a uniform.
 
#13
Funny that we can't get on with Labours draconian crap either. As a bonus will we for night stag need a tv license in the nick?
 
#14
If the army went in with the MK1 crowd-control (SLR with plenty of 7.62ball) then I'd back the Army filling the hole by the lazy...sorry...striking prision officers.

Personally, I believe the Army should not step in and plug holes whenever some fat foocker of a civvy throws his toys out the pram and wants to strike.
 
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Dish out the live ammo none of that poncy crowd control plastic bullets!

Why not just let the army do everything be firemen, doctors, nurses, teachers, prison guards?
 
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Any other Public servants fancy striking?
Plenty of civvy street training being provided for the armed services, Fire fighters, postmen,prison guards, cattle slaughtering.
OHhh the possibilities when everyone gets out .
Good thing there are plenty of willing troops to fill in when the workers revolt.

Glad i'm so far out they can't get my arrse back to save there arrse's
 
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Why not let the fire service cover it? They'd be OK for a second/third job?

Do you think the PC Labour kunt tree huggin futher muckers would let us 'Look After' prisoners? I'll do it if I can bring my tickle stick from Al Amara!

CC_TA
 
#19
Brilliant idea letting the Army do it.

The sooner we realise we can do all these public sector jobs, better, with less training, the quicker
it'll be when someone realises we can run the country, better, with less training :)
 
#20
FFS Why don,t the HM inspectors of brothels & strip joints never go on strike !!!!! Seriously though its part & parcel of the job nowadays, covering aload of shirking overpaid/pampered civil servants. Thats inbetween policing half of Eastern Europe & Iraq, NI,Sierra Leone then whatever war torn sh1thole bLIAR decides to stick his nose into next. Somethings gotta give soon...

Regards LT.

I BACK THE FLASH.
 

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