The Union of Workers of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (STPJF) decided to extend the stop work national until next Sunday, after the approval of SENATE to the extinction of confidence in the institution where they work.
Employees decided to “extend expressions of disagreement” on the measure, as well as the possibility of reducing the budget of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (PJF) for 2024 through Legislative power.
The work stoppage began on October 19 and is set to end on Tuesday, the 24th of this month. However, on this last date, the Plenary Session of the Senate approved the extinction of 13 out of 14 of the PJF’s trusts.
Because of this, the Union decided to extend the protest until next Sunday, October 29. However, he clarified that those workers who want to continue their activities can do so.
“This Representation will manage the regular payment of salary and benefits, subject to the approval of Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) and the Federal Judiciary Council (CJF)”, precisely.
The strike, which began on Thursday, includes college courts, circuit courts, and courts, so the administration of justice will be suspended except for urgent cases involving violations of fundamental rights or arrests.
The workers, including the judges, accused the Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and their like-minded lawmakers of affecting their labor rights by cutting 15 billion in funding, which now goes directly to TREASURY of the Federation.
Due to this situation, tens of thousands of employees, supporters, and politicians marched in more than 20 cities on Sunday in protest against these cuts.
This Wednesday morning, the senators approved the disappearance of the trusts, whose resources amount to more than 15 billion pesos and will be sent to the Federation Treasury.
The Supreme Court and the CJF argued that the extinction of trusts has the effect “of complying with the employer’s various obligations regarding labor rights.” They pointed out that 6 of them have the resources to pay the mandatory benefits – by law – for their workers, including pension, housing support, health coverage, and retirement.
On the contrary, President López Obrador stated that the measure does not affect the workers, but intends to remove the privileges.