Court clerks to go on strike

in News · 10-01-2019 10:59:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s court clerks on Monday started a fresh round of strike action that will last until the end of January and which is to take place on a daily basis at different courthouses and other institutions in the justice system around the country.

The stoppage was called by the Union of Judicial Officials (SFJ) and follows a series of partial strikes of two hours each day that ran from 5 November to 31 December.
Court clerks are demanding the renegotiation of their occupational situation and salaries, as well as protesting other issues relating to entry into the career, training, promotion and pension rights.

The SFJ’s president, Fernando Jorge, told Lusa News Agency that the strike is to run nationwide to 31 January by procedural area and in institutions under the Ministry of Justice, in which court clerks work.
Jorge said, that the union had shifted to this new form of strike after the Ministry of Justice introduced changes to its initial proposal for career structures and committed to negotiating some of the points, with negotiations currently underway.
He said, that the strike would be suspended if the Ministry of Justice puts those commitments in writing.



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