Belgium - Minimum wage for working prisoners raised by government - August 31, 2019

After 15 years of stagnation working prisoners will receive a higher minimum wage as of next year. This higher wage will be paid, even if striking prison guards prevent them from performing their tasks. Prisoners provide about 6 million working hours a year in mainly manual work. Work regarded by the Court of Audit (Rekenhof) as prison labour.

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