"We came to the conclusion that from March 20 to April 14 next there may be a stoppage for these two institutions, namely the Superior Council of the Judiciary and PGR", said this Wednesday the secretary general of the Union of Judicial Officers of Angola (SOJA), Brito Teixeira, to Lusa, after a meeting with the Union of Justice and Administrative Technicians (Sinteja) of the PGR.
According to the union leader, on Thursday and Friday both unions will formally communicate their intentions to the employers.
Better working conditions, career promotion and approval of a new remuneration statute, lack of subsidies, security and incentives at court level are some of the demands of SOJA and Sinteja.
Both trade union structures carried out, on the 18th of February last, a march, in Luanda, in which they lamented the "silence" of the authorities in the face of their concerns.
Regarding Sinteja's claims, the spokesman for the PGR, Álvaro João, told Lusa, on 28 February, that these "have been resolved, despite some constraints", urging Sinteja to "consider".
Álvaro João noted that during the previous mandate, and in light of the complaints contained in the claims list of Sinteja, the attorney general appointed, in February, 148 justice technicians to leadership positions in the different areas.
"Also in 2022, there was the promotion in the career of 48 justice technicians in the public tender held, also, last year, 402 new justice technicians were framed and 1536 justice and administrative technicians moved from career and category", justified.
As for the issue of remuneration, "the attribution of subsidies of 30 percent was carried out" for justice technicians who perform functions with the SIC (Criminal Investigation Service), a law that had been approved in 2012, but which was only applied last year.