Over 1,500 officers of the court from four trade unions and a professional association protested in Victoriei Square in Bucharest on Friday, asking for better working conditions. Trade union men from the the Publisind Federation and from the National Trade Union Bloc have also joined the protest.
One protester said that the purpose of the protest is to make the authorities understand their problems and solve them. Protesters also complained about the pay gaps in the system and about an appropriate statute to acknowledge the profession of officer of the court, and to recognize their place and the role in the act of justice.
“We haven’t seen any good will at the Justice Minister or at the Superior Council of Magistracy. The costs will be significantly lower to have 1,000 officers of the court hired full-time than to have the existing number of clerks now in courts, around 6,000 to work day in day out”, was another opinion.