The union, which has some 4,000 members, called the action in protest against the government’s failure to include their demands in plans to review career structures at the institutions, in particular recognising a bachelor’s degree in law as a sufficient qualification to embark on the career of Registry Officer.

Another demand relates to keeping on the multi-category career of officers, in three categories.

The STRN also wants recognition that registry officers fulfil tasks with "functional degree of complexity 3", stressing that these professionals have in practice long done the work of conservatory officials.

During the strike, the union is assuring skeleton services: wills and marriages in the case of imminent death of one of the two people involved.