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Last Friday the Ministry of Justice and the LAJ strike committee did not reach an agreement after a meeting that lasted 15 hours. Both parties accuse each other of not being willing to negotiate agreements.
The main demands of the officials, who began their strike on January 24, are a hooking clause to the law on the remuneration of judges and prosecutors to never charge less than 85% with respect to these two legal operators, provided they have the same seniority, and that their salary is not lower in small towns.
Justice maintains that only one of the eleven demands raised by the associations of former court clerks remains to be met – the review of the productivity supplement – and considers their salary requests out of place, when their salaries are going to grow on average by 14.76 % in three years.
According to the Secretary of State for Justice, Tontxu Rodríguez, the lawyers have refused the Ministry’s proposal for a salary increase that would benefit above all those who earn less and insists on calling off the strike to continue negotiating.
The new proposal presented by the LAJ insists on maintaining the down payment clause, which would mean referencing the amount of their remuneration to that of judges and magistrates.
The representatives of the lawyers of the Administration of Justice deny having raised their salary requirements and accuse the Ministry of maintaining an irresponsible attitude at the negotiating table.