JUSAG Failed To Exhaust Right Channels Before Striking – Minister

Haruna Iddrisu, Employment and Labour Relations Minister, has urged the Judicial Service Staff Associaton of Ghana (JUSSAG) to show respect to the labour laws of the country.

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Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu

According to him, if JUSAG should have respected the necessary rules and regulations in the country, they would have exhausted the right channels before declaring the strike.

Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu
Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) declared an indefinite strike on May 20 over what they described as the failure of the government to implement the consolidation of salaries and allowances of its members, following a strikes declared by the Association in of March and April 2016.

JUSSAG claims it  would refuse to go to work if the government fails to meet its demands.

Meanwhile, the Employment and Labour Relations Minister expressed worry about the strike, but said, it is important for JUSSAG to follow the due process in its dealings with the government.

He said salaries of the judicial service worker is linked to that of the lower court bench adding if the court’s consolidated salaries and conditions of service are approved that of JUSSAG members would be approved also and said government will be meeting JUSSAG over the issue.

Source: Newsghana.com.gh

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