Judicial Branch Union goes on national strike due to the extinction of 13 trusts

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He Union of Workers of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (STPJF) announced a national strike from Thursday 19 to October 24, 2023 in protest of the extinction of 13 trusts and the reduction of the budget in 2024.

The measure was taken during the Urgent Extraordinary Plenary Assembly held with the members of the National Executive Committee and the 67 general secretaries of the Local Executive Committees of the interior of the Republic.

“Due to the general climate in which the working class is demanding that the expressions of discontent be taken to another level due to the extinction of the trusts and the imminent reduction of the Budget of the Judicial Branch of the Federation in the year 2024, the decision was made to initiate NATIONAL STOP”, indicates the statement signed by the general secretary of the STPJF, Gilberto Gónzalez.

Judicial Branch Union will not carry out road blockades during the national strike

Gilberto GonzalezGeneral Secretary of the Federal Judicial Branch Workers Union, reported that They will peacefully protest in their workplaceswithout road blocks being made.

He indicated that a session was held in which the strike was resolved in plenary to express his disagreement.

"We just had an urgent meeting with the National Council, with the 67 sections, and by a majority of 97 votes to 3, the strike was chosen," González explained.

He added that during the day of protests they will take tours of the different headquarters of the PJF in the country's capitalin its main work centers, such as the Federal Courthouse, in San Lázaro; in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and in the Federal Institute of Public Defender.

The union leader added that a meeting will be sought with the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the NationMinister Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, to make known the workers' concern about the disappearance of funds that impacted their income.

CJF explains the function of the 14 trusts

The Federal Judiciary Council (CJF) said that the role played by the 14 trusts, the 6 that operate both this autonomous body, 6 of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCNJ) and 2 of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (TEPJF).

The document states that these instruments are not intended for the benefit of the 11 ministers of the SCJN in office and the 22 in retirement; since each one has specific objectives, which prevent their use for different purposes.

It was indicated that each trust is used in a complementary manner for the payment of labor and social rights acquired by PJF workers.

Regarding their legality, the CJF affirmed that the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) has not made observations in this regardafter carrying out two studies in 2019 without detecting irregularities.

The autonomous body added that the trusts They are not made up of “saved” or remainders of the budget that is granted to the PJF, and their management is carried out through specific operating rules.

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