The National Union of Public Workers has advised its civilian staff at the Prison not to report for work today.
In announcing on the radio today, President Akanni McDowell said the union was invoked Section 104 of the Safety and Health at Work Act.
McDowell said, “The NUPW is uncomfortable at this stage with the reintegration of civilian staff back into the workplace at Her Majesty’s Prison. There are some concerns expressed to us by our membership and as such we are invoking section 104 of the Safety and Health Act”
The Union leader said the civilian staff at HMP Dodds should remain at home until the union is able to negotiate the terms and conditions prior to their re-entry.