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Prison guards schedule new total strike for February 22

Strike notice follows strike already in place for February 13-25

The National Union of Prison Guard Corps (SNCGP) has scheduled a new total strike for February 22, to take place between 00:00 hours and 23:59.

ccording to the notice sent out this morning, three demands justify the scheduling of the protest action: “the valorisation and dignification of professionals“, the “restructuring of remuneration supplements” and the “approval of the performance evaluation system for prison guard professionals that has already been completed”.

The document was sent to the Prime Minister and various members of the government, the regional executives of Madeira and the Azores, the Director-General of Administration and Public Employment, the Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services, and prison directors.

The announcement follows another strike notice for February 13 – 25, presented last week and which could compromise the transport of prisoners to court – at a time when court officials are also on work-to-rules.

Prison guards went on a one-day strike on January 31, having meanwhile received a promise from the government that by March their performance appraisal system will be approved.

Prison guards have been present at the protests lodged by police over the last month, motivated above all by allocation of a mission allowance to the PJ, which left out not only prison guards, but the PSP and GNR.

Source material: LUSA