The strike of court officers demanding a salary increase affects 45,000 workers in the country.
Justice Minister Pilar Llop and Justice Secretary of State Tontxu Rodriguez, who did not get any results from the negotiations carried out so far, argued that nearly 1 million cases were postponed due to their actions and that the left coalition government was responsible for the delay in the judiciary.
Due to the actions, it was shared that the number of divorces in the country in the last three months decreased by 10.3 percent compared to the same period of previous years.
The Strike Committee, which consists of representatives of four unions (CSIF, STAJ, CCOO and UGT) to which courthouse officers are affiliated, accused the Ministry of Justice of withdrawing from the negotiating table in the last meeting held on June 6, in the petition they submitted to the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office.
The unions, who say, “There can be no agreement without negotiation,” are increasing their monthly gross salary of 430 euros.
On the other hand, as part of the protests, a small group of court officers locked themselves in a room in the Ministry of Justice on 7 June. The ministry also banned the bringing of food to the protesters from outside.