Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo

The National Labour Commission (NLC) says the strike action
of the Judicial Service Association of Ghana (JUSAG) is illegal and expects its
members to refrain from its decision.

NLC disclosed this in a statement signed by the Executive Secretary of NLC, Hon Ofosu Asamoah and copied to JUSAG, Ministry of Finance and secretary of the Senior Staff Association of the Judicial Service (SSAJUG).

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According to JUSAG, their current salary which was
implemented in the year 2017 and is renewed bi-annually has not been renewed
since.

A statement by JUSAG stated that “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.

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Meanwhile, the NLC says it expects JUSAG to comply with directives issued at a shareholders’ meeting.