‘Enormous’ strike in justice system prompts court closures - union

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 05-07-2018 14:24:00 · 0 Comments

The union that represents Portugal’s court officials, the SFJ, said on Tuesday that a three-day strike that it called has seen “enormous participation from north to south of the country” and that in many places it “exceeded 80 percent”, prompting the closure of several court-houses.

Fernando Jorge, the union’s president, told Lusa News Agency that as a result of the action “many courts were completely closed with participation of 100%, and many proceedings were postponed”.
Justice and court officials are demanding the revision of their career and pension rights. The union says that it wants to return to the table and on Wednesday is to send a request to that effect to the minister of justice, expressing its “readiness to negotiate”.
According to Jorge, “It is also in their [the government’s] interest to schedule a meeting for us to sit at the table and discuss the questions that led to the strike.”

The strike was initially called by the SFJ and another union, the SOJ, later joined the action.


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