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Straw provokes POA
JUSTICE SECRETARY Jack Straw has announced that he is reintroducing a ban on prison officers going on strike. This is a blatant provocation to the Prison Officers Association (POA) that organised, very successfully, its first-ever national day of strike action last August.
The Tories removed the POA's right to strike in 1994. Labour repealed the ban but implemented a 'voluntary' no-strike agreement that broke down last year.
More on Straw's anti-working class threat in future issues of the socialist.
In The Socialist 10 January 2008:
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party editorial
Socialist Party news and analysis
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party review