Lawyers employed by the Ministry of Justice have gone on strike
The state advocates who have been on strike since Monday this week are demanding, among other things, the implementation of the 200% salary increment as promised by the government.
The government lawyers are also demanding the restoration of the non-private practising allowance in line with the civil service conditions. The government removed this allowance without consulting the State Advocates.
All lawyers from the Attorney Generals chambers, Legal Aid parliamentary advocates and other departments are on strike.
Only prosecutors from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)’s office are still working.