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Courts Disrupted as Judicial Support Strike Over Unmet Demands

Magistrates courts, High Court annexes and Cadi Courts across The Gambia have embarked on a sit-down strike on Wednesday, according to KanifingCourt Registrar. She said they agreed not to return to work until their demands are met.

The Chronicle has earlier learned that about two hundred judicial support staff are affected including drivers, court clerks, assistant registrars, procurement records and IT department as they demand for increment of pay and allowances.

That’s very true. It’s across the whole Gambia, and not only Kanifing. All the magistrates’ court and high court annex and Cadi Court [are part of it.]. We make some demands and we stand by them. We will not resume until all our demands are met,” RamatoulieTouray, registrar, Kanifing Court told The Chronicle.

She declined to tell what their demands are, and referred the journalist to the spokesperson of initiative, who could not be reached on phone.

Meanwhile, a clerk at a local private legal firm told The Chronicle that their case couldn’t proceed at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday due to the ongoing strike.

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