Haiti – Justice : Towards the end of the strike of judicial staff
Friday August 28, Rockefeller Vincent, the Minister of Justice held an important working session with members of the judicial staff, in particular the clerks on strike since July 28, for demands focused on better working conditions, of prosecutors clerks and bailiffs.
The objective of Minister Vincent was to inform the clerks in particular about progress, reporting to them his discussions at the highest level of the State, in particular with the Minister of the Economy and Finance who will give favorable follow-up, to the extent possible, from October 2020.
In this sense, Minister Vincent confirmed to them that he had included the demands of the clerks in the next 2020-2021 budget, which should bring significant improvements in their working conditions.
As for the status of the clerks, one of the main causes of their strike, the Minister has already set up a work unit, made up of executives from his Ministry and consultants from his office, responsible for studying the text and making the necessary adjustments. The status of clerks being a necessity for the justice system. The text, once finalized, will be immediately presented to the Council of Government and defended by the Minister for publication by presidential decree.
The representatives of the organized trade union structures of the clerks present at the meeting all said they were in favor of lifting the strike which paralyzes the judicial system in Haiti and promised that they will make the official announcement after final deliberation in Assembly this weekend.