Madrid (EFE).- The Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, has asked this Thursday for “unity to all judicial associations” to accept the remuneration offer from her department and to call off the strike.
Pilar Llop has made these statements to journalists after attending the informative breakfast of Nueva Economía Forum with the German ambassador in Spain, Maria Margarete Gosse, when asked about the new meeting this Thursday at the headquarters of the Ministry with representatives of judges and prosecutors .
Judges and prosecutors are holding a new meeting with government officials this afternoon with all the scenarios open given the divisions between associations: indefinite strike starting next Monday, an agreement that involves its cancellation or continuation of the negotiations.
The progressive associations support the Government’s proposal and the APM rejects it
Since Tuesday afternoon, when they learned about the latest Government proposal, for 46.7 million euros and other labor improvements, the associations have consulted internally for the response that they must send to the Ministries of Justice and Finance and Public Service, with results that go from the support of the progressives to the resounding rejection of the Professional Association of the Magistracy (APM).
In this regard, Pilar Llop has said: “We are negotiating and allow me to be discreet because we have to listen to the judicial associations, but I would ask all of them for unity in a situation like this.”
“So I hope there will be unity in all the judicial associations because the amount we have offered from the Ministry of Justice is a very important amount,” he insisted.
Also negotiating with officials
Asked if next week there will be a meeting with the unions representing the justice officials, who have been on strike for a month, she has limited herself to assuring: “We speak with all the groups.”
A group of justice officials has gathered at the gates of the Gran Círculo Casino in Madrid, where the event was held, and where they have asked the Minister and the Secretary of State for Justice, Tontxu Rodríguez, to open a discussion table negotiation and they have reproached them for not having had it yet and judges, prosecutors and lawyers of the administration of justice.
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