The Judicial Service Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has served notice it will lay down its tools effective November 13, 2019, if its concerns are not addressed.
Prior to next week, the national executive council of JUSAG has asked all its members to put on a red armband and hoist red flags in various court rooms effective Tuesday.
“Notice is hereby given that the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) will embark on industrial strike action effective 13th November 2019.
“The above-intended strike action is to demand a review of our current salaries. Our current salary
was implemented in the year 2017 and to be renewed bi-annually. However, in the year 2017, the Ministry of Finance sought to cancel the payment of rent allowance to our members and after several protests, the Judicial Council, Government and the Association resolved the issue in 2018 and for implementation in the year 2019”, JUSAG said in a statement.
JUSAG said it has written letters since 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 JUSAG 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.
By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH