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Prisons hit

Fresh strikes by construction workers could hit prisons across the country if HM Prison Services does not improve its 1 per cent basic pay deal, union leaders warned this week.Over 2,000 construction and maintenance workers employed by the prison service went on strike for 24 hours on Friday.Members of construction union Ucatt, the GMB, engineering union Amicus and the T&G took part in the action which hit 40 prisons.

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