The Judicial Service has ordered members of the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) to “immediately” call off their strike and return to work.
Courts and legal services have come to a halt following the declaration of an indefinite strike by the group after a meeting on Tuesday until concerns of their allowance and salary discrepancies were duly addressed.
The National Labour Commission, in reaction, declared the action illegal as it said the Commission is currently working on the concerns.
The Executive Secretary of the NLC, Mr Ofosu Asamoah told Valentina Ofori-Afriyie on 505 on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 that the NLC will meet JUSAG in court if they fail to call off the strike and resume work.
But JUSAG will not budge.
As a result of the strike, court clerks, recorders (typists) and other staff failed to show up for work on Wednesday.
In response, the Judicial Service issued an edict through a statement, saying the “management of the Judicial Service has noted with concern that in spite of the National Labour Commission, on the 12th of November 2019 declaring the intended strike of the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) illegal, JUSAG proceeded to embark upon strike action on 13 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 said.
JUSAG, however, insists it will not call off the strike.