Court and prosecutor’s office staff joined forces with protesting health workers. Together they formed a white and red town. – We demand an index increase in wages by 12 percent. We do not treat it as an increase, it is an attempt to ensure that our salaries do not lose their value due to inflation – Justyna Przybylska, president of the National Independent Self-Government Trade Union Ad Rem, said in an interview with TVN24 on Friday.
To health workers protesting in a white town court and prosecutor’s office staff joined on Thursday. Together, they created a white and red town. They demand, inter alia, an increase in the number of employees, an improvement in work safety and a decent wage.
Przybylska: the current salaries are a disaster
– First of all, we demand an index increase in wages by 12 percent. We do not treat it as an increase, it is an attempt to ensure that our salaries do not lose their value due to inflation – Justyna Przybylska, president of the National Independent Self-Government Trade Union Ad Rem, said in an interview with TVN24 on Friday.
She assessed that “the current salaries are a catastrophe.” – Of course they are diverse, because we are a diverse professional group – she noted. – We also have a crowd of officials who take an active part in adjudication from the moment a citizen comes into contact with the court. We are talking about these people. These earnings are PLN 2600-2800 net, this is how it looks. Most people just wonder how to survive, how to feed their family. They are also often looking for a second job – said Przybylska.
As she informed, the second important demand of the protesters is to “stop mobbing in the courts”. – This is a very common phenomenon. You can’t function like that. People call me and write who say they are suicidal. There are a lot of such cases – said Przybylska. As she added, “we would also like to make the public aware of how overwhelmed with work we are.” – The jobs are being taken, your affairs, people’s affairs are on the floor, in wardrobes, we don’t have any hands to work, we don’t have time to do it – she argued.
The Ministry of Justice “does not take up any talks”
Przybylska said that the Ministry of Justice “is the only ministry that does not undertake any talks”. – For me, it is an expression of complete disregard for the working group. I personally tried to get to the minister (Michał) Woś for an interview since May, it failed. On July 5, we started protests to point out that these are not jokes – she explained.
As she added, “also after the postulates of the red march on September 10, there is no way to date that we should be invited to talks.”
Przybylska announced that further forms of protest are being prepared, which will last from 5 July. – We do not want to warn about everything – she added.
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