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Soldiers will run prisons if guards go on strike as part of protests against public sector cuts, it was revealed today.
Thousands of troops will receive training in restraint techniques and fire safety as the Government prepares contingencies against a wave of industrial action.
Ministers expect staff to walk out over Justice Secretary Ken Clarke's plans to privatise two prisons and have drawn up plans with the Ministry of Defence, The Times reported.
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Good and then Ultimately Bad.
Good for a few weeks, because these guys don't have the prison guard mentality of domination. They haven't yet found reasonings in their mind to hate everyone, to belittle them, to HURT THEM illegally....
But give it a few months, and they will eventually come across these reasonings. They will find themselves becoming a prison guard. Slowly but surely, they will turn into heartless violent tyrants.
But on day one? They will actually be cool as hell. Way cooler than the old guys who are totally ingrained into the system of corruption and abuse of liberty. But that cool dude attitude will wear off quick...
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
reply to post by thoughtsfull
Yes, that certainly appear to be the modus operandi nowadays.
Postal workers, rail workers, BA cabin crew etc. have all launched 3-day strikes in the last couple of years, rather than going on strike indefinitely until some agreement or compromise is met.
I'm not sure why this is, but maybe it stems from the unions not wielding as much power as they did in the 1970s and 1980s, when large-scale strikes apparently happened at the drop of a hat !