Sunday 19 February 2017 / 11:46 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Prison officers pay deal “is policy making on the hoof and shows the Tories have no plan”

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary
, commenting on the pay deal for
prisons officers in London and the South East, said:

“It is no surprise this announcement comes the same week as figures showing
prison officers are still leaving faster than they can be recruited.

“It
is policy making on the hoof and shows the Tories have no plan.

“Prison
officers in the rest of the country will wonder why they don’t deserve the same
increase. Prison understaffing is a national issue that needs a national
response.”