The FNV trade union for prison staff has called for an urgent meeting with prison service management to discuss the implications of a new report on staffing, safety and treatment of inmates. The union believes that the report, "Out of Balance", by the Justice and Security Inspectorate provides further evidence of its concerns over excessive workloads and inadequately trained staff. The union now wants the prison service to discuss permanent measures to tackle these problems building on the temporary arrangements that were agreed last year by the justice department and central works council.
Trade, Staffing levels, Prisons Services
(16 September 2016) The Canadian public service and industrial unions have asked the Canadian government not to sign the trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).The opposition to this agreement is growing on both sides of the Atlantic as the implications for workers, the environment