Prison strike affects all public sector

Phillips, Lucy
September 2007
People Management;9/6/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 18, p9
This article reports on the potential influence of a wildcat strike by prison officers on the British government's future handling of the public sector. According to Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser, the national strike over pay by 20,000 prison officers would influence the government's wider approach to pay negotiations, headcount reductions and the private sector's involvement in the public sector. The strike came after a dispute between the prison officers' union and the government over the decision to stagger the pay increase in 2007.


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