Summary: Judicial employees in Mexico are on a four-day national strike to protest budget cuts proposed by President López Obrador.
Hundreds of judicial employees, including administrative staff and judges, gathered outside Mexico City’s largest federal court to begin a four-day strike in response to proposed budget cuts. The strike, the first of its kind in decades, is in protest against reductions in funding for the judiciary in next year’s federal budget. If approved by the Senate, 13 out of 14 special funds used to finance employee benefits will be closed. President López Obrador, who introduced the cuts in Congress, has blamed senior legal officials for encouraging the strike. The strike will continue until an open session of Congress on Tuesday, which representatives from the Federal Judiciary Workers Union plan to attend. At least 50,000 federal court workers are expected to participate. The strike does not affect local courts, and the federal judiciary has assured the public that urgent cases will be handled remotely.
Tags: Mexico, Federal Courts, Budget Cuts, Strike, Judicial Employees