The Judicial Service has appealed to the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) to call off its indefinite strike.
The Judicial Service said it invited the executives of JUSAG to discuss their concerns but representatives of JUSAG did not honour the invitation.
To help resolve their concerns, the Judicial Service said it will meet with the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, over the issue and, thus, appealed to the Association to call off its strike.
JUSAG declared an indefinite strike on Wednesday, 24 May 2023.
JUSAG in a statement accused the government of ignoring their concerns on the implementation of the approved cost of living allowance and general working condition of their members.
JUSAG in a statement noted that “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.”
The Association said it can no longer take the mistreatment of its members and resorted to strike effective May 24.
“We have suffered enough. We can no longer bear it. An empty sack cannot stand upright. The National Executive Council of JUSAG, upon consultations with the Judicial Service Ladies Association of Ghana, Senior Staff Association (SSAJUG), Driver Association, Finance Staff Association, and all stakeholders who matter, hereby declared an indefinite strike.”