terrorism prosecutor: It ordered the government to pay lawyers when they are on standby, according to Rabble. Ursula Hendel, president of the Association of Justice Counsel AJC the union representing lawyers, said the court's decision affirms the importance of the labour movement. In a 7-2 decision handed down on November 3, the country's highest court agreed with a previous decision that said it was unreasonable for lawyers not to be paid for their scheduled standby shifts. Hendel, a former terrorism prosecutor, said lawyers are willing to work flexible hours, and understand they need to respond to matters after work hours. It's part of employment and we deserve compensation, she said, describing the whole case as, extremely litigious. We just wanted recognition that standby is part of work. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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