France - Blockade of prison workers - January 31, 2018

The industrial action by increasingly angry prison staff entered a second week. The prison officers have blockaded dozens of jails after renewed attacks by inmates increased fears for wardens’ safety. A spokesman for the Ufap-Unsa trade union, which represents the majority of prison staff, said violence against warders was a ‘daily thing’. Earlier on, union officials rejected an offer to reinforce prison security with 1,100 new jobs, the setting up of special detention units for violent prisoners over the next four years and the reinforcing of prison security teams.

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