The strike followed this Wednesday by the lawyers of the Administration of Justice has not reached 30% in all of Spain. The Ministry of Justice has reported that “with the data currently available, and corresponding to a total of 30 provinces, we report that around 29% of the lawyers of the Administration of Justice have supported the strike called for today”.
The nearly 4,000 Justice lawyers were called to strike by the association Progressive Union of Lawyers of the Administration of Justice (UPSJ), which estimates that the follow-up has been 70%, and has adhered Independent Association of Lawyers of the Administration of Justice, AINLAJ.
The group demands a salary increase that compensates for the increase in its functions and its own collective bargaining, an instrument that it lacks. They also require the payment of the 195 euros set in the agreement of December 15, 2021 to which the Ministry of Justice committed as salary adjustment for the year 2021.
In the National High Court and the Supreme Court, the monitoring of the strike has reached 14.75% of the Administration’s legal staff. What has caused the suspension of some previous interrogations for this Wednesday, such as those related to the ‘Punic’ case.
Among the autonomous communities, the one that has had the most follow-up of the strike has been La Rioja with 65.63%, followed by Murcia, with 58.46%, and Melilla, with 47.37%. In Aragón, the following of the strike has been 30.89%; in Catalonia, 36.07%; in Madrid, 25.51% and in Andalusia, 23%, according to the Ministry of Justice.
This has been the first strike against the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, after the planned one was called off last December.