Judiciary workers embark on second week of protest

The Pub­lic Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion (PSA) has start­ed its sec­ond week of protests over pro­posed re­struc­tur­ing with­in the Ju­di­cia­ry.

PSA Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke on Mon­day joined al­most two dozen Ju­di­cia­ry work­ers who stayed away from work and chose to protest on the steps of the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain.

Armed with a portable loud­speak­er and dressed in black robes, rem­i­nis­cent of those worn by mem­bers of the cler­gy, Duke led the group in a se­ries of prayer ses­sions which took place every hour un­til 2 pm.

Judges asked to join Judiciary workers' struggle

Judges and mag­is­trates have been in­vit­ed to join with their ju­di­cial sup­port staff to protest im­pend­ing re­struc­tur­ing with­in the Ju­di­cia­ry.

Op­po­si­tion Sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen made the call dur­ing an im­promp­tu speech to scores of Ju­di­cia­ry work­ers who gath­ered on the steps of the Hall of Jus­tice, Port-of-Spain, to con­tin­ue their protest around mid­day yes­ter­day.

Judiciary workers fearful of new contract system

Mon­day will be a "Hol­i­day for Jus­tice" for work­ers of the Ju­di­cia­ry if Pub­lic Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Wat­son Duke has his way.

Armed with a bull­horn, the PSA pres­i­dent ad­dressed ju­di­cia­ry work­ers from around the coun­try who gath­ered at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain on Tues­day.

Many of the work­ers are con­cerned they may be out of the job by Sep­tem­ber 1, when the court adopts the new court sys­tem as guid­ed by The Crim­i­nal Di­vi­sion and Dis­trict Crim­i­nal and Traf­fic Courts Bill, 2018.