Go-slow at Master’s office

2019-11-27 06:00

DISGRUNTLED workers at the offices of the Master of the High Court in Church Street have embarked on a go-slow to demonstrate their “unhappiness” with safety and security and their working conditions.

The Witness has learnt that they went on a go-slow a week ago after the theft of a vehicle from the building’s car park. The workers are also demanding that management fix a leaking roof in one of the offices.

The Master’s office processes deceased estates, liquidations, registration of trusts, tutors and curators, as well as administering the Guardians’ Fund. The Department of Justice did not respond to a media query sent by The Witness on Wednesday.

However, a member of the public who visited the offices last Thursday said he was told that the workers were not accepting any documents.

“The doors were slightly closed. As I walked in, the security guard said there was a strike and I couldn’t go in. There were no staff members at the registry to receive the documents. I was advised to take my documents as they would be misplaced.”

The man said he had visited the offices to attend to documents he previously lodged with the office. He said he visited the offices again on Monday, but nobody could assist him to determine the status of his pending documents.

“How can the workers go on strike when there is no official document? It’s not right, they might have valid reasons, but we also have a job to do.”

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