The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has served notice that it will lay down its tools until further notice on November 13, 2019, if salaries of its members are not reviewed.
Even before that, the National Executive Council of JUSAG has asked Judicial Service Staff to put on red-arm bands and hoist red flags in the various courts effective tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to have their demands addressed.
In a statement to announce the impending industrial action, JUSAG said it is using this opportunity to call on the Judicial Council and Government to immediately “address our legitimate issues to forefend the intended strike.”
JUSAG further argues that, in 2019, it wrote letters in April to demand the commencement of salary negotiations and subsequently served a reminder in July.
On 1st October 2019, the Judicial Council mandated to review their 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 resolved that decisions of the meeting will be forwarded to the President for approval and same captured in the National Budget for the year 2020.
But the association says it has however come to its attention that the Ministry of Finance has rather slated their salary review for the year 2020 and for implementation in the year 2021. JUSAG thus vehemently disagrees with the position taken by the government, hence its present demand.