Registry officials start 5-day strike

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 12-08-2019 14:00:00 · 0 Comments
Registry officials start 5-day strike

Registry office employees and notaries on Monday began a five-day strike in protest against the government's proposals on pay and careers, claiming that they will cut salaries and the "legitimate rights and expectations of those in these careers."

The strike was called by the STRN and ASCR unions after the government approved legislation to overhaul the pay structure of workers in these professions.

According to the STRN, the proposals represent an "unprecedented attack” on the registry system and "a very clear signal" that the government intends to privatise these services, "as this sector generates 600 million euros per year."

For its part, the ASCR has stressed that, in addition to the matter of pay, some 1,500 skilled posts are currently unfilled. It also argues that the autonomy of professionals is at issue and that the system will be harmed by the changes, with effects on society and the economy.

The stoppage is expected to affect the functioning of registry offices and related services – prompting the government to order that the unions ensure minimum services are provided.


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