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Court of Appeal workers complain about poor working conditions

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Workers at the Court of Appeal are calling for the Ministry of Justice to move urgently to computerise court documents.

The workers say the storeroom, which is located in the basement of the building, houses rulings as from far back as the 1960’s.

They say the room, which has hundreds of files, is overrun with rats, is hot, dusty, and has a foul odour.

The workers further say it takes a long time to locate files and the conditions inside the storeroom is affecting their health.

They explain that persons usually come to the appeals court to seek out these files, to have their criminal records expunged, for research purposes and to replace lost or misplaced court rulings.

The Court of Appeal workers says the situation is untenable.

They say it is now time for the government to address the problem.


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