Well, well, no sooner have i disclosed about the ''meeting'' [above] and we learn today about a ''secret ballot'' re. strike action. To my knowledge prison officers are not permitted to strike so it will be interesting to see were this leads in the near future...
Quote.. The Northern Ireland chairman of the Prison Officer's Association (POA) has confirmed that its members are being balloted on potential strike action.
The union rejected a pay-increase offer of 2.5% on Wednesday.
Finlay Spratt called the offer "a disgrace".
Prison officers are not legally permitted to strike and the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has urged the POA to reconsider the pay offer. unquote. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38001794