The jail's renovated 'wing B' is reopening today. This decision triggered the industrial action, though the number of inmates will not increase as a result.
At present, 192 guards are responsible for 300 inmates. However, prison guards are not being replaced adequately during holiday periods. "Unless by temporary contracts, but those people hardly get a couple of days' training", explains Hans Lemmens of the socialist trades union ACOD. Prison guards demand 10 percent more staff to have a proper solution in the long run.