Prison officers offered improved pay and conditions
Front-line prison officers are to be offered improved pay and pensions following concerns about jail safety, the Ministry of Justice says.
The package proposed by the government, which includes a reduction in the retirement age, has been endorsed by Prison Officers Association leaders.
The deal will now be put to a ballot of the union's membership.
It comes after up to 10,000 prison officers in England and Wales protested last month.
They stopped work over claims of a "surge in violence" in jails but returned to work after a High Court injunction ordered them to end their 24-hour... read more
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