Belgium - Joint protests over working conditions in prisons - January 21, 2010

The three public service trade unions organised a strike action across the prison service on 21-23 January and a national demonstration on 22 January. The protests are over working conditions in prisons with staff facing an average of five violent incidents a day. The unions say that the prison service needs to address urgently prison overcrowding, staffing levels and the inadequacy of security equipment.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/335

Dutch: http://www.acodonline.be/Artikels/Persbericht.aspx?nr=2190

French: http://csc-services-publics.csc-en-ligne.be/Nouvelles/Sectorielles/autorite_federal/ ... 

 

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