Friday, 9 November 2012 10:23 AM
Lawyers Now Back at Work
The Solomon Islands Government have now signed a memorandum of understanding with the association of government lawyers to address their lawyers' grievances following their recent strike.
The MOU signed last week, will address three issues including tax exemptions on the lawyers' clothing allowances, their convenience allowances and salary re-grading.
President of the Government Lawyers Association, Robert Firigeni says according to the MOU, the lawyers expect to receive their outstanding re-grading salaries by the end of this month or early December.
The Government lawyers President says the MOU obligates the Government to review the full conditions of their lawyers' services.
Mr Firigeni says with this agreement in place, the lawyers hope relevant ministries will positively pursue their concerns.
The Government lawyers had taken days off work last week as protest against the Government's failure to honour an agreement regarding their conditions of service.
They have since returned to work as of this Monday.