Supreme Court heard cases despite JUSSAG strike

Mrs Georgina T.Wood,Chief Justice

Mrs Georgina T.Wood,Chief Justice

Work resumed on Tuesday at the Supreme Court, despite the strike by the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSSAG).

Justices of the court sat and heard two different cases, which included one of the suits Justice Paul Dery brought against investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The hearings had two JUSSAG members at post even though their association had been on an indefinite strike.

Reports indicated that the two were ordered by the management of the court to return to work.

JUSSAG embarked on an industrial strike last week over what they said was government’s failure to implement the consolidation of salaries and allowances for its members after over a year of forwarding its request to government.

But, the National Labour Commission (NLC) has described the strike as illegal.

Speaking to Citi News, the newly appointed Executive Secretary of NLC, Lawyer Charles Adongo Bawa Duah, said the strike was illegal because JUSSAG failed to give the NLC prior notice before embarking on the strike.

“The Commission came to the conclusion that the intended strike was illegal and must not take place…by the provisions of the Labour Act, any organisation, worker or union who intends to embark on a strike must notify the Labour Commission not later than seven days before the strike,” he stated.

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