The Minister of Justice will be heard in Parliament on the claims of judicial officials that gave rise to the ongoing strike, after the approval of the PSD’s request in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantees.
According to the information published in the site of the commission, the request presented by the social democrats was unanimously approved, in the absence of Chega, BE, PAN and Livre.
The deputies want to hear the minister, Catarina Sarmento e Castro, about the revision of the professional status of judicial employees.
The strike called by the Union of Judicial Officials, from the 15th to the 15th of March, was joined by a stoppage of certain acts decreed by the Union of Judicial Employees.
The Minister of Justice assumed on Tuesday that the revision of the statute for bailiffs will be concluded in a “very short term”, pointing out that it will “certainly” value professionals, training and careers.
The PSD asked for urgency in the minister’s hearing and appealed to the Government to demonstrate “negotiable openness”.
At the same meeting, a request by Chega was rejected for the hearing of the Minister of Internal Administration, José Luís Carneiro, and the director general of the Service for Intervention in Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies (SICAD), João Goulão.
The PS voted against the initiative, which received the favorable votes of PSD, Chega and IL. The PCP abstained. BE, PAN and Livre were absent.
Also rejected was a request presented by the Liberal Initiative parliamentary group to hear the Minister of Internal Affairs and the national director of the Foreigners and Borders Service, Fernando Silva, on procedures related to the documentation of Ukrainian refugees.
The hearing was rejected with the PS voting against, in favor of PSD, Chega, PCP and IL, in the absence of BE, PAN and Livre.