JUSAG Declares Nationwide Strike
Members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), have declared an indefinite strike taking effect from Thursday, May 24, 2023.
All members of the Association have been asked to join the strike barring any intervention by the government.
The Association in a statement signed by its National President, Samuel Afotey Otu has also implored Judges and Magistrates to join the strike since a majority of their members will benefit from the demands being made.
“The leadership of the association of Judges and Magistrates is hereby implored to join the strike since majority of their members (circuit court judges and magistrates) are also affected by the injustice and suffering we are undergoing”, the statement indicated.
The Association is unhappy salary increment demands made to government has failed to take effect. They are also fighting the government to settle their arrears from January 2023 which expired on May 19, 2023.
According to JUSAG, it has written to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo for their recommendations of salary review and related allowances for staff and judicial service in line with Article 149 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana but they have received no response.
JUSAG also complained about the withdrawal of the Cost of Living Allowance in December 2022, amidst the economic difficulties in the country, concluding that its members had shown patience enough.
Story by flyfmghana.com/Emmanuel Adjetey