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An e-petition has been launched for courts to issue consecutive sentences and not concurrent ones, if a civil servant is assaulted doing their duties.
The High Court yesterday (21 June 2016) ruled that it is important to be able to prosecute prisoners for acts of violence committed against prison officers while serving time in prison, as a way of protecting prison officers and prisoners. This amounted to a landmark victory for the Prison Officers Association (POA).
See the flyer attached for tomorrow's demo, Kill the Bill, after work protest, 6pm 10 November, Parliament Square.
See the flyer attached for more information including venue and speakers.
With the prospect of a referendum on continued EU membership drawing closer, trade unions and their members in the UK need to take a view on the merits of the EU. For many, disgust at the EU’s shameful rôle in the humiliation of Greece, the supplanting of Greek democracy by rule from Brussels, and the imposition of terms which even the IMF considered counterproductive will be decisive.