Prisons warns of criminal measures if medical losses are undercover strike

Prisons warns of criminal measures if medical losses are undercover strike



The General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions is analyzing the medical losses that in recent days are occurring among officials of various prisons in order to determine if it is an organized covert strike, which would result in criminal consequences.

This has been noted by the Secretary General of Penitentiary Institutions, Angel Luis Ortiz, in statements to Onda Cero, where he has assured that his department is checking those three-day leave to debug responsibilities that could be criminal if it is found that it is of "massive", "premeditated" and "organized" absences.

Ortiz has indicated that the unions already announced on November 29 that during the month of December, in addition to the demonstration held on the 11th, they would promote a "health week" to denounce the stress suffered by workers and the medical problems arising from the "abandonment" by the heads of the Interior.

"The presentation of these medical losses is very unequal and varies greatly depending on the centers," said Ortiz before detailing that in recent days these absences have reached 40 percent in some prisons, which means that the other staff members have to take on more work.

Prison sources have explained to Efe that, for the moment, the losses presented are three days for which, in the case of officials, only the medical certificate is required, so that the evolution of these casualties is being "monitored". .

The situation began at the end of last week in the prisons of Castellón and Archidona (Málaga) where 16 of the 20 officers of the vigilante corps showed a drop on Sunday.

On Monday, the absence of officials occurred massively in other prisons, such as the Alicante of Fontcalent and Villena, the one in Arrecife or the one in A Lama, in Pontevedra, where more than half of the workforce was missing.

Yesterday it was the prison of Albolete (Granada) that experienced this situation with the loss of 39 of the 42 officials in charge of the surveillance, which, according to the sources consulted, may pose a risk to the safety of other employees and their own inmates.

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