Prison Officers To Stage Work Stoppages

Strike action by prison officers at two of the country's largest prisons is to be held in a dispute over staffing levels.

A one-hour work stoppage will be held today at Cloverhill Prison, followed by two one-hour work stoppages at Mountjoy Prison next week.

It is understood that inmates will be put on lockdown during the work stoppages.

The Prison Service has been accused of breaching local agreements on staffing levels, with the Prison Officers' Association claiming that they are being expected to provide a full service with insufficient staff.


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