Ugt Condemns The Widening Wage Gap In The Judiciary Over The Past Decade

2021-02-08   |   by CusiGO

In the past decade, the number of judicial administration departments has changed, especially in the autonomous regions under the Ministry of justice, which are therefore subject to the supervision of the State Administration. In addition, this decline has been accompanied by stagnant compensation subsidies for its civil servants. However, colleagues who perform the same functions in the transferred territories have made progress in the past few years. Uncoordinated results in differences of as much as 600 euros. The wage discrimination confirms a complaint filed by the UGT public employees and employees’ Federation judicial Union on Monday, At a press conference, he warned that this difference in consideration is leading to “two speed justice,” which discriminates against citizens based on where they live.

Vicky carrero, the fsp-ugt’s national justice officer, laments: “many communities are getting secondary services.”. Its activities are in the municipalities of Castilla and Leon, Castilla Raman Cha, Estremadura, Ceuta and melilia, as well as the central authorities (located in Madrid), which are the only areas directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of justice. Although this group increased by only 89 workers (including civil servants, staff and other staff) from January 2010 to 2020, the business personnel from the transfer autonomous regions – Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Navara, Basque countries, Communities in Madrid, Valencia, larioha and Galicia added 2501 employees.

“It is worth noting that the three territories where the number of workers has barely increased are the three largest in the country and are therefore dealing with what is known as empty Spain,” carrero said. It is in these territories, he added, that most of Spain’s elderly population is concentrated there. “In addition, the conditions of many judicial institutions are poor and the security facilities are poor,” he added.

In addition to the lack of human resources, UGT reports that the wage gap within the Judiciary – equal pay for equal work – has been widening over the past decade. From the Union report, Although the basic salary of all state officials (no matter where they are) is the same, the possibility of negotiating wage subsidies owned by the transferred autonomous region (through its own budget) has widened the wage gap between civil servants.

In order to note these huge differences, they submitted a value table showing how this supplement could obtain the highest value of 1022.95 euro for civil servants engaged in management in the transferred community (Basque countries); For those territories that have not yet been transferred, the figure is 441 euros (down nearly 600 euros).

The demand for approval of wages began in 2008, when a two month strike was held and the union successfully agreed to increase the allowance, thereby narrowing the gap between regions. “However, 13 years later, we found ourselves in the same situation,” added Carlos Alvarez, the federal official in charge of the UGT era. “We call on justice minister Juan Carlos Campo to call us to a negotiating table as soon as possible, where we can solve this problem, which will only undermine the fundamental right of citizens to effective judicial protection,” carrero said.