Keyword: prison guards

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.

Striking French prison guards clash with riot police

Violent clashes between prison guards and riot police erupted on Friday outside the vast Fleury-Mérogis prison near Paris on the fifth day of national industrial action by jail staff across France protesting at undermanning and security, as news emerged that inmates had attacked and wounded staff in a prison in Corsica.

French officials probe whether prison stabbings were terror attack

A 24-year-old man assaulted two prison guards with a makeshift knife, severely wounding one of them, according to French authorities.