Our Threat To Embark On Strike Justified-JUSAG

President of the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) Alex Nartey has said members of the association are justified by their treats to embark on their strike action.

He told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the Finance Ministry has failed to review the salaries of the staff this year in line with the biennial review of staff payment which the ministry is obligated to undertake.

He explained that the current salary enjoyed by JUSAG was implemented in 2017 and by law, it is supposed to be reviewed biennially.

He indicated that the association wrote for salary negotiations on April 26, this year and subsequently served a reminder on July 29 but they have not received any response.

Last July, the Association threatened to embark on strike action in reaction to the Service’s delay in promoting its members as stated in an assessment report.

In June 2018, JUSAG threatened that its members would go on strike if government failed to immediately address all outstanding issues pertaining to their conditions of service.

Mr. Nartey said the association has been reliably informed that Finance Ministry has rather slated 2020 for the salary review and for it to be implemented in 2021.

This he noted JUSAG disagrees and has planned to lay down their tools on November 13, 2019.

As part of the intended industrial action, JUSAC has directed its members to hoist red flags and put on red armbands from Tuesday, November 5, 2019, until the day the strike will officially begin.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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