The Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) has defied calls on its striking members to return to work by the Judicial Service Secretariat.
According to the secretariat, the strike by JUSAG is illegal and hence should resume work today.
“Management of the Judicial Service has noted with concern, that in spite of the National Labour Commission on the 12th of November 2029 declaring the intended strike of Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) illegal, JUSAG proceeded to embark upon strike action on 13th November 2019. We, therefore, call on all staff of the Judicial Service to report to work with immediate effect.”
“All Judges and Magistrates are also requested to attend to work as usual. Management advises the general public that all courts are functioning and are open for service”, the statement directed.
However, in response, JUSAG said its members will continue to stay away from work until further notice.
“The National Executive Council of JUSAG have sighted a press statement by the Judicial Secretary dated 13th November, 2019.
We, RESPECTFULLY, disagree with the position taken by Management. Our members shall remain on strike until further notice”.