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Trade unions want a 7 and 8 may again strike in prisons
The agreement between the prison administration and the trade unions delivered today, nothing. ACV and GCPS confirm the stakingsaanzeggingen for 7 and 8 may. There are five ledenconcentraties air to protest against the lack of staff, overcrowding and other problems.

The christian and the socialist unions like the militantenconcentraties again to give a signal to minister of Justice Koen Geens that there is still more efforts are needed to the problems in the penal institutions to address. By the stakingsaanzeggingen are the members who want to descend on the meetings covered. the

Gino Hoppe of GCPS expects that the actions are followed will be. He speaks of a full 48-hour general strike. The strike notice runs to all the prisons in the country from Monday evening may 6 to 22 hours to Wednesday 8 may to 22 hours. Tuesday 7 may, there are meetings in Merksplas and Lantin and Saint-Gilles for Brussels. The next day, there are meetings in Bruges and Merksplas .

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"We also want to give a signal to the next minister that there investments are needed", says Hoppe. "The only thing we have done is an evaluation of the past five years," he says about the last consultation. "It's just so, there is a labor shortage, overpopulation." Hoppe complains, inter alia the deprivation of to take holidays.

"The employees get a day to day basis with the overcrowding, non-adapted infrastructure and equipment, a chronic lack of personnel, a lack of positive measures against absenteeism," says Claudine Coupienne of CSC Services Publics in a press release.

The directorate-general Penitentiaries keeps it at a short comment on the action plans. “We take note of the announced strike, and give the local offices the necessary guidelines,” said the spokeswoman.

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