The Union of Lawyers in the Government Ministries yesterday (Tuesday) placed a threat on the desk of the Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Itamar Donenfeld. According to the letter, if the Director General of the Ministry does not accede to their request to hold negotiations on the terms of their employment, which may be affected as a result of the legal revolution, they will shut down The preparatory discussions for the state budget and the Law of Arrangements.
Downtime is a significant obstacle to passing the budget on time.
A senior official who is in my way on the matter explained that without the performance of the legal advisors, the government would not be able to pass the budget on time.
The letter was published last night in News 13, and it shows that the union is protesting the treatment received by the legal advisors in the government ministries.
Also, the name of the Chairman of the Constitution Committee, Simcha Rothman, is mentioned in relation to the harsh things he said to Deputy Ombudsman Avital Somplinsky.
"Member of the Knesset Rotman repeatedly attacks the employees of the public legal consultation and threatens them forcefully in the hearings of the Constitutional Committee, when all they ask is to fulfill their role and present their professional position to the members of the committee," it said.
"The employees of the public legal service report to us that they are afraid to fulfill their duties and come to the Knesset committees to present their professional position."
The fathers of the legal revolution.
Yariv Levin and Simcha Rothman (Photo: Reuven Castro)
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In addition, the union sent a letter to the CEO of the Ministry of Religious Services, Yehuda Avidan, and claimed that there was abuse of the legal advisers of the ministry. According to the language of the letter. "The employees report that this conduct is manifested, among other things, in the meetings you conduct, which include shouting, impulsive, violent, forceful and humiliating discourse on your part, in a way that does not allow them to express their position continuously and without the possibility of holding a professional and respectful discussion.
The employees also claim that you constantly express disbelief in their positions and try to create pressure to get answers from them that match your positions and needs."
About two weeks ago, the lawyers' organization announced a labor dispute, and since then one meeting was held with the director general of the Ministry of Justice, but this meeting failed to bridge the gaps between the parties. In the meantime, voila! We learned that another move that could lead the lawyers to strike is the law requested by the Knesset member Moshe Saada moved, and will come up for a preliminary reading this evening. According to the proposal, the National Prosecutor's Office will not be subordinate to the prosecutor's office, but to the Minister of Justice and will be granted the authority to investigate attorneys, including the state attorneys.
The Ministry of Justice stated: The letter from the Lawyers' Association arrived late yesterday and it will be handled as usual.
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