The number of clerks at the Brussels French-language Trade Tribunal, which has already been reduced to a skeleton crew, is about to be reduced again. French and German speaking lawyers are going to the State Council about the decision to shut the office every afternoon, L’Echo reported on Saturday. At the start of December 2014, due a backlog and too much work, the President of the Brussels French-speaking Trade Tribunal, Patrick De Wolf, decided to shut the tribunal every afternoon. There was already a severe lack of staff.
Today, the cuts have continued. More clerks have just been transferred to the province office. “There is never a transfer demand to Brussels. There is a mass transfer to the province office”, explains Patrick De Wolf. To top it off, lawyers are going to the State Council about the decree that dictates the new hours.
Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)