Calm returns to Judiciary after staff end strike


By Bruce Asemota

Normal work has resumed at the Judiciary after the support staff embarked on a sit-down strike, bringing the activities in all the courts to a momentary halt.

The support staff demanded for allowances which they felt the administration should address before they return to work.


In a meeting with the staff the Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow informed the staff that their risk and responsibility allowances would be implemented effective January, 2021.

On the provision of uniforms for the cleaners and the bailiffs, the Chief Justice indicated that the administration is working on the modalities of providing them with uniforms come 2021.

The Chief Justice revealed that effective January 2021 the daily paid earners would be staffed and paid monthly salary.

On the transportation issue, the Chief Justice disclosed that plans are underway for the acquisition of a van for the staff.

He said the administration is working on revitalizing the Alternative Dispute Resolution program (ADR) in order to decongest cases in the courts.