June 4, 2023

Justice officials in Huelva have seconded the 24 hour strike convened this Tuesday by the Independent Union Central and Officials (CSIF), as the majority union in Justice –together with STAJ, CCOO and UGT— in defense of a decent salary increase that is consistent with the functions they perform and that is in line with that approved for the Corps of Lawyers. CSIF has rated resounding success this call, as well as the march held in Huelva, from the Palace of Justice of the capital to the Government Sub-delegation in Huelva, in which some 500 people have participated.

Some 500 civil servants from the General and Special Corps of the Justice Administration in Huelva (process managers, process processors, judicial assistance and forensic doctors, among others) were called to support the total strike on Tuesday, which also aims to the paralysis of the future Organic Law of Organizational Efficiency (LOEO), which imposes new working conditions without prior negotiation.

The schedule of mobilizations carried out by the union organizations is the consequence of the null will on the part of the Ministry of Justice to present to the organizations representing the workers an offer of a salary increase to the Justice personnel in recognition of the functions they carry out on a daily basis in the courts.

The head of the CSIF Huelva Sector, Mari Paz de la Cruz, who has participated in the march that took place in Huelva, has assured that “Justice stopped this Wednesday in Huelva because the arguments behind this claim are of weight and there is a feeling of offense among these personnel, because if there is a retributive recognition for one of the bodies, there must be for the rest, because the work of the Administration of Justice is a team effort ”, argued the delegate union.

He has denounced that “Justice officials are fed up with performing functions so that the courts can function without being recognized or compensated in any way”, while recalling that “the debate on updating and recognizing the different functions in the courts is not new, but it is a historical demand of the collective”.

In this sense, there must be an increase in the amounts received by the rest of the staff, for which CSIF urges the Ministry to act accordingly. In addition, the strike by the collective of lawyers has shown that the efficiency of Justice does not go through the Courts of Instance or the rest of the measures designed in the Organic Law of Organizational Efficiency, but by remunerating the functions that the staff of Justice.

The mobilization calendar also seeks to paralyze the future Organic Law on Organizational Efficiency (LOEO), which imposes new working conditions (destinations, hours, compensation for functions, etc.) without prior negotiation. The starting signal for these protest actions took place last Wednesday in Madrid with a concentration of Justice union delegates from all over Spain in front of the Ministry of Justice.

There is a strike called on May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and the call for an indefinite strike is not ruled out.

In addition, various concentrations are planned in different places and times. On Monday, May 15, two rallies will be held: the first at the Aracena Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the second at the Valverde Courthouse from 12 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 16, another rally will take place at the Huelva Palace of Justice from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Wednesday, May 17, the rally will take place at the Government Sub-delegation from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Finally, on Thursday, May 18, another concentration will be held in the Huelva courthouse building from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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