Court clerks call in sick again
For the second straight day, clerks assigned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court in Bridgetown called in sick today, forcing the postponement of a number of traffic and criminal cases.
The development comes amid threats of stepped up industrial action by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which is bargaining agent for the court officers.
However, General Secretary Roslyn Smith was not available for comment today on the matter.
In the meantime, the union has ordered a go-slow at the island’s ports-of-entry in its quest to get the Freundel Stuart administration to reinstate its president Akanni McDowall to an acting senior position within the Ministry of Health.