JUSSAG strike ends?

The president of the Judicial Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG), Mr. Alex Nartey, has hinted that the association was heading towards a closure of its strike.

“I have said that we are heading to a closure of our industrial action, except that there are some issues we have to take a close look at,” Mr. Nartey told journalists yesterday, after the Executive Council made resolutions to be presented before government.

He said that would enable them meet the Consolidated Salaries Implementation Team to resolve the outstanding issues, adding that “we received a correspondent from the government and had to get back to them over their decision to bring a closure to the matter.”

JUSSAG, on Monday, had a closed-door meeting with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, at which the sector minister, Haruna Iddrisu disclosed afterwards that he was happy with the progress made so far.

JUSSAG members withdrew all their services on May 19, pending the implementation of their consolidated salaries.

Mr. Nartey said the Judicial Council and his outfit had satisfied government with all necessary documents regarding the consolidated salaries but the government had failed to fulfill its assurances after it appealed to JUSSAG to call off its April 1 strike.

He said the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council have approved consolidated salaries and forwarded them to the government since June 2015 and, therefore, could not comprehend the delay stratagems employed by the government.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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