The National Executive Council of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has directed its members across the country to put on red-arm bands and hoist red flags in the various courts effective tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, as part of actions to press home their demands for a salary review.
In statement issued in Accra over the weekend, the group says it will lay down its tools on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, if their request for salary adjustment of is not considered.
“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,” it said.
According to the statement, the association disagrees with the position taken by the government to have members’ salaries reviewed in 2020 and then implemented in 2021, a decision which runs contrary to a resolution agreed on during a committee’s meeting with JUSAG on 1st October 2019.
The statement noted that at the meeting, it resolved that decision of the meeting will be forwarded to the President for approval and same captured in the National Budget for the year 2020, only to be informed that the government through the Finance Ministry has pushed the review and implementation dates forward without their notice.
The group, therefore, insists it will go ahead with its planned strike action should the government fail to address their issues.
Benjamin Nana Appiah/adrdaily.com