In the Media

Prison workers consider walkout

PUBLISHED April 14, 2004

Hundreds of prison workers are deciding whether to walk out in a pay row after receiving strike ballot papers for the first time in 25 years.

The union Amicus said the staff were furious over the terms of a pay deal which amounts to 1% for most of them.
It claims prison officers have received a better deal than the support staff it represents, who felt "undervalued".