French prison guards strike moves into second week


An open-ended strike by French prison guards over pay and conditions, prompted by a series of assaults on staff in several jails across the country, will enter a second week on Monday, with unions calling for a ‘total blockage’ of establishments after government proposals to increase staff numbers were rejected at the weekend.

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A week-long French prison strike sparked by a spate of inmate attacks on guards is to enter a second week after unions rejected proposals to end the standoff, reports FRANCE 24.