‘Honor your promise’, Judiciary staff tell government – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

‘Honor your promise’, Judiciary staff tell government

Judicial services have come to a halt following a strike staged by the support staff in all the country’s courts.

The judiciary support staff have vowed to continue boycotting work until the Finance Minister Sosten Gwengwe addresses their grievances.

They have downed tools demanding a salary hike which the government promised to effect this year, as well as improved working conditions.

Some of the workers playing ball as part of the strike

The strike has disrupted judicial services in all the country’s courts.

In Blantyre, the striking workers yesterday barred lawyers and other legal practitioners from entering the high court premises.

Later in the day, the Chief Justice Rezine Mzikamanda called for a dialogue meeting with representatives of the staff, but it ended in a stand-off.

National Spokesperson for the Judiciary Worker’s Union Andy Haliwa has indicated that they feel cheated and want the government to honour its promise.

There was no immediate comment from the Finance Minister on the matter.

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