by Tim Lezard Prison officers working at high security hospitals, including Broadmoor, are to strike next week over pay. The POS members at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton will take action on October 24th between 7 and 11am, followed by an indefinite w …

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by Tim Lezard

Prison officers working at high security hospitals, including Broadmoor, are to strike next week over pay.

The POS members at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton will take action on October 24th between 7 and 11am, followed by an indefinite work-to-rule.

POA general secretary Steve Gillan said: “It is regrettable we are having to take this action but we believe the Coalition government were entirely wrong to interfere with the recommendations of the NHS Pay Review Body. Our members are angry they have been treated in this manner. They do a dangerous job on behalf of society and deserve to be treated fairly.”

The POA says its members will ensure that minimum cover arrangements are in place to make sure the public are safe and that the interests of patients are served.


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