Labour Unrest Labour Minister calls for dialogue with JUSSAG over strike action

JUSSAG had warned that it will embark on an industrial action if the government does not release funds for the payment of outstanding allowances within six days.

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The Minister of Labour, Ignatious Baffour Awuah, has called for dialogue after the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) signed a letter threatening a strike action over unpaid allowances.

 

JUSSAG had warned that it will embark on an industrial action if the government does not release funds for the payment of outstanding allowances within six days.

A statement from the Association said the government assured it of the implementation of consolidated salaries and that once the consolidated salaries were paid, the payment of benefits or allowances due to its members will also be settled.

Reacting to the news on Accra-based Citi FM, Awuah said: “I have said that all the stakeholders involved in this particular issue be brought to a round table discussion on Tuesday."

 

“The letter itself was not addressed to us as a Ministry. It was addressed to the Chief Justice and we were copied but that notwithstanding we still think that it will be important to invite all the stakeholders to see how best the issue can be solved amicably,” he said.

JUSSAG has said that their delayed allowances had placed its members in extreme financial difficulties.

“Our members nationwide are extremely constrained economically as a result of the delay,” it said.

JUSSAG has, therefore, urged the government to pay all outstanding allowances due it on or before Wednesday 26 April or they will “advise” themselves.

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