The government’s refusal to approve the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana’s (JUSAG) members’ revised pay and other perks has prompted the JUSAG to launch an indefinite strike.
In a statement, JUSAG charged that the government consistently acted dishonestly while handling the terms of service and other remuneration owing to its members.
The Association claimed that despite repeated requests, the government did not immediately implement the agreed cost of living payment for its members.
The Association claims that it has reached a point where it can no longer stand by and will go on strike starting on May 24.
“Colleagues may recall that the Government of Ghana introduced the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in July 2022 for all public sector workers including staff of the Judicial Service due to the adverse economic condition the country was and is still undergoing.
“JUSAG submitted its proposal for review of salaries for 2023-2024 on 31st October 2022 to the Judicial Council for consideration in its advice to the President for determination in accordance Articles 149 and 158(2) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.”
Read the full statement below: