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Magistrates of Quintana Roo start week-long strike

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Magistrates of Quintana Roo have started a week-long strike in protest of wage and benefit cuts. On Thursday, magistrates of the Twenty-Seventh Circuit, in coordination with District judges in Quintana Roo, reported that the agreement was signed to carry out a nationwide work stoppage from October 19 to 24.

In front of the facilities of the Judicial Branch of the Federation in Cancun, workers said they joined the national strike, which meant they would not allow colleagues office access. Likewise, neither litigants nor legal persons will be able to enter the building as part of the disagreements over the extinction of trusts of the Judicial Branch of the Federation in 2024.

The General Secretary the Judicial Branch union, Jesús Gilberto González Pimentel, explained that it is not a demonstration, but a national work stoppage and that only in urgent cases will employees be permitted to enter the buildings.

Workers are protesting in response to the cancellation of 13 trusts of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) and the proposal of the Chamber of Deputies to reduce the budget for the year 2024.

Approximately 900 unionized workers of the Judicial Branch of the Federation in the state will participate in the 4-day national strike.