Tamworth prison officers strike over proposed job cuts

Jacob McArthur
Updated April 13 2018 - 3:53pm, first published 3:30pm
STRIKE: 10 Tamworth prison staff walked off the job on Friday, according to the union.
STRIKE: 10 Tamworth prison staff walked off the job on Friday, according to the union.

UPDATE: Striking prison staff have been ordered back to work following a ruling by the Industrial Relations Commission.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is opinions editor for The Canberra Times and Australian Community Media. As part of the Canberra Times' production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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