The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has declared a nationwide industrial strike action effective Wednesday, November 13, 2019 following government’s failure to review their current salaries.

JUSAG claimed the current salary which was implemented in the year 2017 and to be renewed bi-annually and has not been renewed despite several calls.

A statement by JUSAG said: “following our letter issued on 1st November 2019 giving notice of our intended strike action regarding the demand for the salary reviews/negotiations of staff of the Judicial Service, there have been numerous meetings with Management and the National Labour Commission.

“The leadership of JUSAG had also requested for the report emanating from the Committee set up by the Judicial Council. Unfortunately, we have not received copies of the said report upon several demands. After our meeting with the National Labour Commission on 11, November 2019, the leadership of JUSAG had a meeting with our Regional Executives and our rank and file. They resolved that since we have already complied with the procedures under the 1992 Constitution regarding our conditions of service, we should proceed accordingly

In view of the above, the leadership of JUSAG is left with no option than to declare an indefinite strike action to demand the assenting and implementation of the Judicial Council Committee’s report and that:

1. No staff member of JUSAG shall report to work on Wednesday, 13th November 2019.

2. That until the implementation of the Judicial Council Committee’s report, no staff/member of JUSAG shall report to work.

3. The Security Personnel of the Judicial Service shall, however, report to work to protect life and property.

4. That staff/members of JUSAG are to comply with the above directives and to stay tuned for further notice.