Ghana: JUSSAG threatens to withdraw their services

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG), has declared yet again, another strike over government’s failure to implement the consolidation of salaries and allowances for its members.

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JUSSAG said, it can not continue to accommodate government’s lackadaisical attitude towards their demands and hence withdrawing their services.

supreme-courtJUSAG members, have embarked strike in April this year, which lasted for a day and was called off after assurances from the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations.

The strike by JUSSAG had almost crippled Ghana’s judicial system, because almost all courtrooms were closed to the public.

Many people who were at the court for the determination and hearing of their cases, had to leave disappointed.

The General Secretary of JUSSAG, Mr Derrick Annan, said the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, in a meeting with the association assured them that the implementation process of the newly approved consolidated salaries by the Judicial Council will start, hence their earlier decision to call-off the action.

The Minister promised that government will quicken implementation of their concerns.

However, JUSSAG indicated that the Judicial Council, after reviewing the conditions of service of staff of the Judicial Service, concluded in 2015 that the allowances and salaries of the staff should be consolidated.

Meanwhile, it came up that, the Judicial Council forwarded the approved salaries in June 2015 to the government for implementation.


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