LISBON, Portugal | Portuguese prison guards stage strike amid prisoner unrest

6Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese prison guards are walking off the job in an ongoing pay dispute, just days after prisoners rioted at two prisons amid restrictions caused by strikes.

The prison guards, who are government workers, started a new strike Thursday to demand salary hikes and bonus payments for late shifts.

They have been walking out sporadically all year, and some prisoners are reportedly unhappy about canceled visits because of the walkouts.

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