JUSSAG Judicial service workers call off strike

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the President of JUSSAG, Alex Nartey said he is entreating all workers of the judicial service to go back to work.

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The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana has said it has called off its indefinite strike action following a consensus reached with government in relation to the implementation of their consolidated salaries.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the President of JUSSAG, Alex Nartey said he is entreating all workers of the judicial service to go back to work.

“On our letter reference and dated 31 May 2016 to government and management of the judicial service and our subsequent meeting with the parliamentary select committee on the judiciary and further deliberations with the employment and labour relations, the National Executive Council of JUSAG has concluded on a framework with government and management in a bid to implement our proposed salary structure.

“It has become necessary to appeal to all members of the Judicial Service Staff Association and workers of the judicial service that they resume work immediately,” he said.

JUSSAG has been on strike since Friday 20th May 2016 over what they say is government's failure to implement the new agreed consolidation of their salaries and allowances.

RELATED: Mahama meets reps of JUSSAG; strike likely to be called off

JUSSAG embarked on a similar strike but was called off after assurances by Haruna Iddrisu the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations to ensure the implementation of the new salaries.

But two months afterwards the judicial service workers accused government of showing a lackadaisical attitude towards their demands and cannot hold on further for their demands.

The Employment Ministry as well as the Labour Commission had described the strike as illegal with the latter heading to court to challenge the legality of the strike.

President John Dramani Mahama subsequently met with representatives of the Judicial Service staff Association of Ghana and other stakeholders on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in a bid to find a lasting solution to their salary concerns.

But with the decision by JUSSAG to return to work, activities at the various courts are expected to resume in earnest.

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