Striking prosecutors meet PSC today

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Striking prosecutors’ representatives from all provinces are expected to meet the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Acting Secretary for Justice Maxwell Ranga today over the salary impasse.

Yesterday, the strike entered its second week as prosecutors vowed to continue with the industrial action until their demands for an increment were met.
Zimbabwe Law Officers’ Association (Ziloa) president Leopold Mudisi told NewsDay his members were still waiting for an audience with the PSC to resolve the crisis that has crippled the justice system.

“The situation in all the provinces remains the same. We are going to meet with the stakeholders tomorrow (today) at 11am and we hope something fruitful will come out,” Mudisi said.

On Monday Ziloa secretary- general Dereck Charamba told NewsDay the prosecutors’ strike would continue until their employer (PSC) showed commitment through written proof that their demands were being addressed.

The ongoing strike has impacted heavily on the country’s regional and high courts which are mainly manned by Ziloa members. The lower courts have not been affected as much since security forces took charge when the strike began last Tuesday.

The Ziloa executive, which is leading the industrial action, is seeking redress over the salary discrepancy which has seen magistrates earning around $700 per month while prosecutors continue to earn $360 per month.

Ziloa members are seeking equal remuneration as magistrates, arguing that they hold the same qualifications.