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Malawi Judiciary Workers Defy Calls to Resume Work

Judiciary workers in Malawi ignored a government ultimatum to go back to work on Monday. Court employees have been striking since November 11, demanding a 45 percent pay raise - similar to that given to other civil servants. Lawyers, human rights groups and police say the strike is paralyzing the justice system, is unfair to defendants awaiting trial, and is causing jails to overflow. Discussions between the government and worker representatives to resolve the issue are deadlocked. At...

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