Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Prison officers on strike in England and Wales

Thousands of prison officers in England and Wales have gone on strike, over pay being lower than inflation. Apparently prison officers are not allowed to go on strike because of an agreement their union has with the government. It has also been stated on the news that prison officers had been sent letters informing them that they could face jail if they go on strike. I found that utterly hilarious, if you throw all of the prison officers into prison, who is going to keep them in there? The word of the law? You really can't fall back on the army this time because they are all abroad at the moment.