Speaking on VRT television news Jimmy Verlee of the Christian trade union ACV said “It was just as I had suspected 50-50. This is not enough to return to work.
But what was it that the prison officers didn’t agree with? "Some ground has been given, especially as regards staffing, where the cuts no longer appear so drastic. But there are still other areas where we are still expecting answers. We want to maintain our civil service status”.
After almost a month there still no end tot he strike in sight. “I hope that it will be over soon, but people are still demanding answers on a number of issues”, Mr Verlee added.