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Prosecutors call off strike

Prosecutors call off strike

15/10/2011 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter

PUBLIC prosecutors have called off their nationwide strike after the Public 
Service Commission (PSC) promised to look into their grievances.

The prosecutors had been on strike over the past two weeks, pressing for 
improved conditions of service.

The job action had paralysed the country’s courts system with no trials 
taking place, leaving suspects stranded in remand prisons around the 
However, the prosecutors agreed to give their employer an opportunity to 
their concerns during a meeting held on Thursday.

Patrobs Dube, the vice president of the Zimbabwe Laws’ Association said 
their members had agreed to resume work while their grievances are being 
The strike which started last Tuesday also affected State witnesses with 
those coming from outside town being turned away.

The prosecutors and law officers want the PSC to address the salary 
discrepancies with magistrates insisting they same qualifications.
Prosecutors currently earn between US$200 and US$300 monthly.

They are demanding parity with magistrates who now take home between US$500 
and US$730 after the salaries were increased in July.

Public law officers are also understood to be unhappy the alleged engagement 
of prosecutors from the security services claiming this was compromising the 
country’s justice system.


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