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) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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