Belgium - Prison officers strike against minimum service obligations - June 30, 2018

The government plans to oblige prison officers to provide a minimum service in prisons during long-running strikes. Unions describe this as a breach of the fundamental right to strike. Prison officers at several prisons across the country laid down their work in protest of the plan to oblige them to provide a minimum service during strikes. The strike has hit prisons across the county. Turnout varied across the country with 74% of prison officers at Flemish jails reported for work to just 11% reporting for the morning shift at a Leuven jail.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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