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United Kingdom - Prison officers end protest after court order - November 30, 2016

Prison officers have returned to work after a High Court injunction ordered them to end a 24-hour protest. Up to 10,000 prison officers in England and Wales stopped work over claims of a ‘surge in violence’ in jails. It is illegal for officers to strike, but the POA had directed its members to stop working after talks with the government over health and safety concerns broke down. The Prison Officers Association said it had achieved its aim of securing a meeting with Justice Secretary Liz Truss.

English: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk … 

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