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Unionist: Not enough marshals

SANKA PRICE, [email protected]

Unionist: Not enough marshals

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GET THE FACTS first before putting your mouth in motion.

That, essentially, is what two senior trade unionists are telling Magistrate Graveney Bannister who last week chastised “lazy” court marshals for the pile-up of more than 5 000 summonses at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrate lamented that despite complaints about failing to serve summonses in a timely fashion, the situation continued.

However, Delcia Burke, deputy general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), and Caswell Franklyn, general secretary of the Unity Workers’ Union, said Bannister should have checked why the problem was occurring before criticising the court marshals. Both attributed the problem to not enough people to do the volume of work. (SP)

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