Yorkshire Prison Staff In Walkout

A protest by prison officers at six Yorkshire jails has ended after senior officials agreed to look again at the suspensions of two staff members, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has said.

Walkout over suspension dispute

Walkout over suspension dispute

The walkout centred around a dispute at Lindholme prison and the POA.

Earlier reports said some 1,000 prison officers were involved in the walkout as it spread from Everthorpe and Moorland prisons to New Hall, Wakefield and Hull.

But a Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “No more than 200 officers from three prisons took industrial action this afternoon which is now over.

source: http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1314715,00.html?f=rss

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