Legal aid staff strike over reduced benefits

EWN writes that Legal Aid South Africa staff have gone on strike over reduced employee benefits due to budget cuts. The group raised their concerns with the Department of Justice in May this year, however, they claimed that management ignored their pleas for help. Monday’s strike comes after employees were granted permission to strike. Legal Aid South Africa’s spokesperson Mfanafuthi Shabangu said that the courts would be affected by the strike. “Walk-in clients can still go to our offices, all 128 of them, and get service there. We hope that the strike won’t be too long and the issues will be resolved soon.”

by Mia Lindeque