JUSAG threatens to lay down their tools on October 28
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has threatened to embark on strike on October 28, over the government’s failure to review their conditions of service.
President of JUSAG, Alex Nartey, at a presser on October 18, urged all judicial service workers across the country to join the strike action their demands are met.
“The strike is going to be a nationwide strike because it is a decision by the National Executive Council. We can’t tell how long it will take. It will be determined by how the government deals with the issue. We have gone beyond dialogue.
“We don’t eat dialogue, but we are the fruits of dialogue, and we have already dialogued, and we are waiting for the fruits of it,” he said on Monday.
Today’s presser follows its earlier warning to the government, giving them a two-week ultimatum, to resolve salaries and allowances issues.
“Within two weeks from October 1, the government must take action on the recommended salaries. If within two weeks the government does not do anything about it, they should not blame us, because we will advise ourselves according to law,” it said in its earlier statement.
But since all stakeholders have failed to reach an understanding, the association has again resolved to its earlier stance.
The leadership of JUSAG insists they have not had positive feedback from the government, hence the decision to put down their tools.
JUSAG workers comprise court clerks, bailiffs and a few other administrative personnel.