Minister Welcomes Return To Work Decision
6 Septmeber 2001
The decision of Corrections
Association of New Zealand members to terminate their
industrial action and return to work was welcomed today by
Corrections Minister Matt Robson.
"The government is
pleased the industrial action by corrections officers is
over and the nation's prisons will soon be back to normal,
says Matt Robson.
"The government now urges CANZ to accept
the offer put to them by the Department of
Matt Robson thanked public prison service
staff and managers and defence force personnel for their
professionalism and dedication to the maintenance of public
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