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© Victor Bouchentouf / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP The two main magistrates unions called a day of strike on Tuesday, a year after a platform denouncing their working conditions . Even if the justice budget benefited from an increase of 8%, they believe that no satisfactory response has yet been provided.
just a year ago, 3,000 magistrates from France , joined by the clerks, signed a tribune denouncing their working conditions and the lack of means of justice. In the meantime, the government has increased the justice budget by 8%, carried by Éric Dupond-Moretti , however, the situation still does not satisfy the judges. They are mobilizing again on Tuesday.
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The working conditions have remained the same
despite this budgetary effort and even when they have just been increased by 1,000 euros per month, the account is there Still not for magistrates. Extending schedules, insufficient workforce, stocks of files to be processed, their working conditions are not improved. "Concretely, in jurisdiction, very little has happened. The overload is still there. Colleagues always have stocks of files to judge, always have overloaded audiences, always have audiences that last far too long, which exhaust them And the state of exhaustion of colleagues is felt in their morale, which is still unfortunately very low, "explains Cécile Mamelin, president of the union union of magistrates.
1,500 magistrates posts by 2027
The promise to create 1,500 magistrates by 2027 and the recruitment of justice assistants are insufficient for judges. By comparison with other European countries, the means allocated by France to justice remain low: 70 euros per inhabitant against 120 euros for the Netherlands or 130 euros for Germany.
‘Biden blew it’: Railroad workers unions lash out at president .
Rail workers unions blasted President Biden Monday after he pressed Congress to force the organized labor groups to accept a tentative agreement in order to avert a strike. “Joe Biden blew it,” Railroad Workers United Treasurer Hugh Sawyer said in a press release hours after the president told House and Senate leaders one of his top priorities is to stop the looming labor strike. “He had the opportunity to prove his labor-friendly pedigree to millions of workers by simply asking Congress for legislation to end the threat of a national strike on terms more favorable to workers. Sadly, he could not bring himself to advocate for a lousy handful of sick days.