Legal Chaos Unfolds as Court Prosecutors Stage ‘Sick-Out’ for Wages Increase
While the CEOs in government are standing down on the increase in phone allowances, court prosecutors are standing up for an increase in wages and security allowances. Today marks the second day of the sick-out that the Attorney General has said is not happening. Reports from our court reporter, several matters have had to be adjourned today due to the lack of a crown counsel of prosecutor. As a matter of fact, even when a case was made to be virtual, the prosecutor still did not appear. We understand that for those prosecutors who have reported to work, they are reportedly on a go-slow. PSU’s Dean Flowers also chimed in on this matter, saying that he cannot confirm or deny that there is a sickout as we are still in flu-season.
This is the second sick-out for the year by court prosecutors. This second round is reportedly the result of the government not wanting to honor an agreement made with them for a salary increase. The Attorney General has declined to give an interview and relied primarily on a release issued yesterday. The release essentially attacked the news media, calling reports of the sick-out irresponsible journalism.