The Association of State Attorneys has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike on October 19, over government’s failure to meet their demands for improved conditions of service.
The association has issued a 7-day ultimatum after which they will lay down their tools.
The Association has chastised the Ministry of Finance, the Justice and Attorney General’s Department and the Fair Wages and Salary Commission for failing to implement directives of the National Labour Commission for their improved conditions of service, which includes the provision of vehicles, harmonized salaries, sustainable pension schemes and logistical support.
The association further noted that it has submitted proposed comprehensive conditions of service to the legal service board which is chaired by the Minister for Justice and Attorney General but “it is quite disheartening that over one year after the award was published no proper conditions of service have been implemented for State Attorneys.”
Below are the reliefs being sought by State Attorneys:
1. Payments of correct harmonized salaries to state attorneys.
2. Sustainable pension scheme
3. Free official vehicles
4. Research allowance
5. Housing facilities or allowance
6. Free healthcare
7. Payment of outstanding leap, clothing and fuel
8. Payment of outstanding promotion salary arrears
9. Logistic support, machinery, equipment and tools
10. And illegal revision of conditions of service for state attorneys.
The attorneys say they will be wearing red armbands when the notice takes effect.