Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has declared an indefinite
strike over what it described as failure of the government to review the
salaries of its members.
“No staff /member of JUSAG shall report to work on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
The security personnel of the Judicial Service shall, however, report to work to protect life and property, “the President of JUSAG, Mr. Alex Nartey said at a press conference.
JUSAG noted that their current salary was implemented in the year 2017 and the same was to be renewed bi-annually.
However, the Association said, in 2017, the Ministry of Finance sought to cancel the payment of their rent allowance but after several protests, the Judicial Council, government and the Association resolved the matter in 2018 and the reviewed salary was to be implemented this year.
On October 1 this year, JUSAG said the Judicial Council, “mandated to review our salaries and other salary-related matters under the 1992 Constitution, set up a committee and considered the proposals of the Association.
“At the meeting, it was resolved that the decision of the meeting will be forwarded to the Presidency for approval and the same captured in the national budget for the year 2020.”
JUSAG said its attention has been drawn to the fact that the Ministry of Finance has rather slated their salary review for the year 2020 and implementation in the year 2021.
The Association said it vehemently disagrees with the position taken by the government hence the industrial strike action.
Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com