No visits for prisoners on Wednesday: guards take action

    The guards thus join the protest of other federal officials. They do not accept that a preliminary agreement concluded with Minister De Sutter has just been swept off the table by the government. As a result, a promised wage increase has been postponed.

    The unions threaten weekly strikes on Wednesdays for an indefinite period.

    Guard wounded

    In the overcrowded prison in Bruges there was also an incident last night in which a prisoner was injured on the face, which means that today one of the three departments is running at minimum occupancy.