prison service - industrial workers strike
WORKERS, OCT 2004 ISSUE
A two-day strike by craft and manual workers including electricians, plumbers, plasterers, bricklayers and labourers hit the prison service at the end of August. This is the second stoppage this year by prison industrial workers over pay.
Amicus, UCATT, the TGWU and GMB have rejected the 1% pay offer made for 2003. The trade unions are seeking at least parity with prison officers, with a claim of 2.8%. The industrial action is the first in over 25 years by prison industrial workers.