French prison guards end strike

French prison guards end strike

A row over pay and safety led to the initial action taking place.

The largest of three French prison guard unions spearheading a nationwide strike said on Friday it would accept a government proposal on better pay and staff safety.

The UFAP-Unsa union said its acceptance would end picketing and work stoppages by its members. Two other labour unions have rejected the government offer of more hires, pay bonuses and measures to better contain inmate violence.

President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to bring an end to industrial action, sparked by inmate attacks on guards, as tension among prisoners rises in France’s crowded jails.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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