Madrid (EFE) of more than 200,000 trials and views throughout Spain according to the organizers.
After a first meeting that lasted throughout the early hours of Thursday to last Friday and which ended without an agreement and with an even harsher climate between the parties, the lawyers will attend at half past ten this morning “with the best of wills ” to the Ministry of Justice for a second meeting limited, in principle, to an hour and a half.
Six members of the strike committee will attend the meeting chaired this time by the Secretary General for Innovation and Quality of the Public Justice Service, Manuel Olmedo, according to sources from the ministry have confirmed to EFE.
“The meeting we had the previous Thursday was a pantomime,” Patricia Gimeno, a member of the committee, denounced this Wednesday at a press conference, who claims that Llop herself should assume the direction of the negotiations.
Yesterday, the minister asked the former judicial secretaries to leave behind “maximalist positions” to reach an agreement that allows a strike to be called off “that is causing a lot of damage” to citizens and professionals in the sector.
Among the requests from the strikers, who feel “cheated” by the ministry, Llop made reference to their main demand: the so-called down payment clause, which would allow the salary of lawyers to be referenced to that of judges and prosecutors so that the former do not charge never less than 85% compared to the other two legal operators.
For his part, the Secretary of State for Justice, interlocutor of the lawyers in the first meeting, appealed on Wednesday to the “sensibleness” of the officials, whom he considers “privileged” because of their salaries, which will grow on average by 14, 76% in three years.
The Plenary Session of Congress approved several points of a PP motion yesterday, Thursday, urging the Government to promptly resolve the conflict with the LAJ, with the PSOE and Podemos voting against.
During the last day, 79% of the lawyers have supported the strike according to the strike committee, a percentage that Justice figures at 25.97%.