Judiciary support staffs have finally resolved to call off their nationwide strike over house allowances and resume work on Thursday, faceofmalawi can reveal.
The Judiciary support staff went on strike last month paralyzing the courts duties across the country causing congestion in police cells.
President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika retaliated harshly by ordering the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to take over the Court premises across the country.
The armed police officers invaded the court premises and attacked Judiciary support staff, a development that was not welcomed by Malawians.
Although this was the case, Judiciary support staff maintained their stand until yesterday when they called off the strike.
According to a statement signed by Charles Lizigeni, President for members of staff of the Malawi Judiciary, they arrived at the decision following legal advice they got from their lawyers.
Lizigeni said they also considered the right of access to justice and legal remedies of the citizenry and also the appeal from the Chief Justice.
âWe wish to make it clear to the public that contrary to false assertions made by the Minister of Finance and Chief Secretary to the Office of the President and Cabinet, the strike is lawful and fully compliant with all sections of the Labours Relations Act with particular reference to Section 44,â reads the statement in part.
The statement further assures the general public that they will have full access to the Courts by August 24.
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