“We are the people’s lawyers!”: Justice employees march to demand that the Fiscal Board grant a salary increase

“We are the people’s lawyers!”: Justice employees march to demand that the Fiscal Board grant a salary increase

Hato Rey, San Juan – Amidst slogans and honking horns, around 200 employees of the Justice Departmentincluding prosecutors, attorneys and property registrars, gathered on the Golden Mile, in Hato Rey, to protest and to demand that the Fiscal Supervision Board (JSF) to grant the salary increase contemplated in a law approved in December 2023 by the government of Puerto Rico.

At 4:00 pm, the color white and the sound of tambourines filled the sidewalk in front of the Seaborne building, where the JSF headquarters is located. There, representatives of the 13 Justice prosecutor’s offices They marched while reciting chants such as “Salary justice, the prosecutor must be paid!” and “I have approved a law and you have it kidnapped!”

The repeated calls from officials alluded to the salary increase contemplated in Law 134 signed by the governor Pedro Pierluisilegislation that has not come into force since the fiscal entity has not authorized the increase.

“The claim that the members of the Public Ministry are making is that the Fiscal Control Board give way to the funds required by Law 134 of 2023. “This law amended a 2022 law that had given some increases to prosecutors, but when the base number and percentages were changed, it left assistant prosecutors and attorneys with the same salary,” said the president of the Prosecutors Association, Javier Riverato The new day.

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