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Queen’s Speech: David Cameron to announce biggest shakeup of Britain’s prison system in more than 100 years
Individual prisons will be given unprecedented freedoms to set their own rules, budgets and rehabilitation programmes under a system modelled on academy schools
Please find pictures from the recent Kill the Bill Rally
Please find the attached flyers for the upcoming rally at Westminster.
The NSSN sends solidarity to the Junior Doctors who are fighting the Tories’ imposition of a new contract. We appeal to all our supporters to support their demonstrations and protests, including this Saturday October 17th in London and Nottingham. For latest news and protests follow #JuniorContract and #NotFairNotSafe on twitter. Latest updates on BMA website here
The proposed new anti-union laws would outlaw strikes if less than 50% of members voted in a ballot with an even stricter threshold for workers in ‘essential’ services. If these laws come in unchallenged, it will be a green light for bosses to ride rough-shod over workplace agreements and victimise union reps.
The POA represent 30,000 members across the UK working in prisons, immigration detention centres and secure psychiatric hospitals. The POA has long believed that the stresses and strains put on staff working in these environments has had a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing.
At a specially convened National Executive Committee meeting held on the 1st September 2014, the Executive determined that a Special Delegates Conference would be called under our Rules and Constitution for branches in England and Wales.
The Summer of Heroes campaign aims to raise £150,000 to keep the only reader-owned daily paper in Britain fighting fit as it celebrates 85 years of struggle for peace and socialism on January 1.