Prison officers end walkout

Prison officers across England, Scotland and Wales are returning to work after their walkout over changes to their retirement age. The Government had described the action as "unlawful."

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Walkout by prison officers 'unlawful'

Prison officers outside HMP Manchester Credit: Press Association

The walkout by prison officers in most jails is unlawful and ministers are considering court action to end the dispute, the Government said today.

The Ministry of Justice said ministers could seek an injunction to force staff to return to work.

Prison officers started unannounced 'protest meetings' outside of their workplace at 7 am this morning. They are protesting over government plans to link their normal pension age to the state pension age.

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