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JUSSAG vows to continue strike;NLC fails to show up in court

 

Mr Alex Nartey (L), President of JUSAG
Mr Alex Nartey (L), President of JUSAG

Members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana have vowed to continue with their strike until government gives them a definite date for the implementation of their consolidated salary.

According to the Association, the government has failed to give firm a date to implement the new consolidated salary scheme which has been approved by the Judicial Council for payment by the government for the past year.

At an emergency national executive committee meeting Tuesday, the leadership of the group said they were not satisfied with the government’s response in resolving the matter that led to the declaration of strike on May 20.

The Association also said it has identified some key issues which it is expecting the government to resolve quickly but declined to say what those issues are.

President of the association, Alex Nartey, said they want the government to be clear on when the 32 directors of the Judicial Service will be paid.

No show in court

Meanwhile, the National Labour Commission on Tuesday failed to appear in court for the hearing of an application seeking to compel members of the Association to call off the strike.

When the case was called, lawyers for the Commission were absent. Members of JUSSAG and their lawyers were however present.

Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, Charles Bawaduah, later explained the Commission failed to appear in court because it was awaiting on the leadership of the Association to call off the strike.

He said if JUSSAG had called off its strike, it would have filed a motion to withdraw the case from court.

He said in view of the development, they will seek another date from the court registry for the case to be gone into

By 3news.com|Ghana

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