Justice officials mark five days of strike and promise to stop courts


Paralysis will occur alternately this month and next, as a protest over how the Government will integrate a 10% supplement in the ordering of these judicial officials.

The Union of Judicial Officials has held a five-day strike to protest how the government will integrate a 10% supplement into the order, considering that it is “an effective reduction in salary.”

The national strike is scheduled for June 25 and 28, July 2, 4 and 12, and the Union of Judicial Officials (SFJ) guarantees that the courts will completely paralyze the country, since minimum services will not be guaranteed .

The secretary general of the SFJ, António Marçal, told Lusa today that the union has marked five alternate days, since a 24-hour strike does not have minimum services in light of the recent rulings of the Lisbon Court of Appeal.

In issue is the Decree-Law on Budget Execution of 2019 that includes a supplement of 10% on the salaries of bailiffs. According to the new law, this amount is paid 11 times a year, but the payment is divided by the 14 wages earned by the workers during a year.

Currently bailiffs receive this allowance 11 months a year and are not integrated into the paycheck.

These professionals require their integration in the salary and the payment of 14 months.

António Marçal stressed that the protest is related to “the continuance by the Ministry of Justice in not complying with what commits itself to bailiffs”, having been “the last drop of water” not fully integrated the supplement at maturity .

The secretary general of the union recalled that the Justice Minister has committed in the Assembly of the Republic to make such integration.

“What you want is to divide the supplement so that it is paid for 11 months instead of 14, that is, an effective reduction of the salary, at a time when, for example, for the judges, the minister not only goes to pay 14 months , as the amount of the subsidy increases in order to offset the taxation issue, “he said.

The trade unionist called this treatment “unacceptable”, considering that “there can not be a policy for children and another for stepchildren as the minister has been doing.”

The SFJ also has marked for the days of demonstrations demonstrations and concentrations for Lisbon, Porto, Ponta Delgada, Funchal and Faro.

The most representative union of the bailiffs promises yet another set of strikes for the electoral period of the legislative if the Government does not review this situation.

“We will continue this day of struggle if the Ministry does not reverse this position with a set of strikes already scheduled for the election period.”