Tories’ complacent attitude to relations with prison staff suggests they are still not serious about resolving the crisis – Burgon
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on reports that the
Government will take legal action over “unlawful” industrial action by prison
Tories’ complacent attitude to relations with prison staff suggests they are
still not serious about resolving the crisis they have created in our prisons.
is at record levels and more people are leaving the service than joining.
having their last pay offer rejected, ministers have followed it up with one
which attempts to divides prison staff across the country and is condemned by
governors as well as by frontline officers.
turn around this mess, we need a Justice Secretary who is serious about working
with prison officers and we need a Prisons Bill which will deliver serious
reform. Sadly, at the moment we have neither.”