Chief Justice nominee Gertrude Araba Esaaba Torkornoo, has said that the process is ongoing to resolve the issues that have resulted in the strike by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).
Speaking during her vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday, May 26, she said a lot of stakeholders including the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the President are involved in the process of resolving their issues.
“The process is very much ongoing, yesterday there was a meeting,” she told the committee.
JUSAG declared an indefinite strike effective Wednesday, May 24 over the failure of the government to approve reviewed salaries and other allowances.
They said they had suffered enough and can no longer bear the harsh economic conditions.
“Colleagues may recall that the Government of Ghana introduced the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in July 2022 for all public sector workers including staff of the Judicial Service due to the adverse economic condition the country was and is still undergoing.
“We have suffered enough. We can no longer bear it. An empty sack cannot stand upright. The National Executive Council of JUSAG, upon consultations with the Judicial Service Ladies Association of Ghana (JUSAG), Senior Staff Association (SSAJUG), Driver Association, Finance Staff Association, and all stakeholders who matter, HEREBY DECLARE AN INDEFINITE STRIKE.”