The penitentiary police were, on Tuesday, on a Japanese strike, and on Wednesday they will refuse to enter the work schedule for 2-4 hours, the announcement was made today by the Federation of Trade Unions from the National Administration of Penitentiaries. Dissatisfactions include low wages, high retirement ages for heavy workloads and understaffing.
Protests in prisons as well
The prison police were on a Japanese strike today. They wore a white armband to draw the attention of the political class to the disaster the penitentiaries are in due to the bad governance of the PNL-PSD-UDMR.
The Japanese strike on Tuesday will be followed by a literal lockout of prisons, he announces Federation of Trade Unions from the National Administration of Penitentiaries (FSANP).
“Wednesday, 31.05.2023, the penitentiary police officers will refuse to enter the working hours for 2-4 hours, because they are tired of being mocked by Marcel Ciolacu and Nicolae Ciucă.
The protection of military pensions vehemently trumpeted in the public space by the two politicians turned out to be a big lie and a scam of proportions, just like the PSD-PNL government,” the statement reads.
The Federation of Trade Unions in the National Administration of Penitentiaries (FSANP) announces that penitentiary police officers will start blocking penitentiaries from Wednesday due to “excess of zeal”. The first penitentiary blocked due to “excess of zeal” will be Craiova, followed by Bistrita and Bacău.
“The overzealous method was preferred because prison officers do not have the right to strike. Instead, the evasive method of the strike, namely “overzealousness” means strictly following the laws, regulations and internal procedures that block the prison police.
The bureaucracy, the lack of staff and the precariousness of the facilities can determine that the first activity in a prison, namely “the access of employees to the penitentiary” lasts about 4 hours, an activity that usually lasts about 45 minutes”, FSNAP also transmitted.
The claims of prison police officers
“I have colleagues who work on a 1,000 euro salary, effectively my colleagues do penance like a prisoner. If a prisoner spends an average of 3 years and 4 months in prisons, a prison police officer spends 23 years and is paid 1,000 euros per month.
195 lei are given per day for an inmate, which means almost 6,000 lei per month, with a teacher he spends 2,400 lei per month, and with a prison officer 4,000 lei. No one wants to go to jail for 4,000 lei, and those who criticize us should come and see how we work”, said Cosmin Dorobanțu, FSNAP leader, for Playtech.ro.
- Granting the salaries provided for in the Framework Law no. 153/2017;
- Application of the law on military pensions without changes;
- Update and indexation of military pensions;
- Payment of the food norm at the updated value, without ceilings;
- Payment of the equipment standard at the updated value, without ceilings;
- Payment of the grade salary at the updated value, without ceilings;
- Unlocking vacancies;
Police unionists are also threatening to strike. What they discussed with Bode today
The members of the Police Union protested, on Tuesday, in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior, being dissatisfied with the situation of specialized education. Young people avoid attending police schools, and in this exam session they don’t even fill the competitive places. Dissatisfactions include: low wages, but also difficult working conditions.
The National Union of Policemen and Contractual Personnel sent in a press release that the Minister of the Interior, Lucian Bode, proposed entering the salary scale from July 1 and granting increases to the new salary level starting from August 1, but the representatives of the union requested that the salary according to the new grid be made from June 1, that the updated food rate be granted and that military pensions be removed from the PNRR.
“On 05/29/2023 SNPPC announced the start of protests starting on 06/06/2023. In this context, on 30.05.2023, a SNPPC delegation participated in a meeting with Mr. Minister Lucian Bode and with representatives of other unions in the MAI.
Mr. Minister Lucian Bode proposed entering the salary scale on July 1, 2023 with payment on August 14 and granting increases to the level of the new position salary starting on August 1 with payment on September 14, 2023″, the trade unionists sent in a press release .