Senior Attorney Calls for Magistrates and Prosecutors to Strike Over Unfair Salary Disparities
Senior attorney, Dickie Bradley has suggested that the magistrates and prosecutors go on strike until they are given better salary packages. His comments follow a press release sent out yesterday on the ongoing frustrations of the crown counsels. Last month, a group of eleven wrote to the Attorney General expressing disappointment and upset that a foreign attorney had been hired as a legal assistant with a salary of seventy thousand dollars per year. With several of the prosecutors working within the judiciary for more than a decade, their salary is not even close to what is being paid to this recent hire. Bradley is the President of the Association of Defence Attorneys who says the situation is absolutely unfair.
Another matter that Bradley took issue with was the double role that some police officers are demanded to play. In many instances, police officers would play the role of prosecutors during the day, and at night they would be called on to work check points or night shifts.
Love News had spoken recently with the new Attorney General, Anthony Sylvestre, who indicated that he is taking the matter seriously and is working on a solution.