MADRID, 28 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Associations of judges and prosecutors have announced this Friday to the General Council of the Judiciary the formal call for an indefinite strike from May 16 pending the meeting that they will hold next Wednesday, May 3, with the Ministry of Justice in the Remuneration Table in which the governing body of the judges and the State Attorney General's Office will also participate.
Representatives of the Professional Association of the Magistracy (APM), the Judicial Association Francisco de Vitoria (AJFV), the Independent Judicial Forum (FJI), the Association of Prosecutors and the Independent Professional Association of Prosecutors (APIF) have signed the call in the face of "the need for an upgrade and reasonable retributive adequacy" due to "the loss of purchasing power" that they say has been creeping since 2009.
Legal sources consulted by Europa Press have specified that it is an administrative procedure that must be completed at least 10 calendar days before the strike begins, therefore, as a result of the holidays scheduled for May, they have decided to take the step more advance.
It is expected that at Wednesday's meeting three representatives of the CGPJ will propose to the Ministry directed by Pilar Llop to update the salaries of judges, thus aligning themselves with the judicial associations.
The progressive associations Judges and Judges for Democracy (JJpD) and the Progressive Union of Prosecutors (UPF) indicated at the beginning of the week that they shared the diagnosis and the need for improvements to overcome the "current stagnation" of the judicial system, but they distanced themselves from the threat of a strike by considering it "opportune" to wait for the meeting on May 3.