National president of the Association of State Attorneys (ASA), Francisca Tete-Mensah, confirmed here that they were demanding payment of arrears and provision of some office equipment.

“This is a total strike where members will stay at home and not go to work,” Tete-Mensah said.


The group last week issued a seven-day ultimatum for the enforcement of an order to harmonize their salaries with that of members of the lower bench.

The National Labor Commission (NLC) last week attempted to resolve the impasse between the government and the state lawyers but failed to arrive at an amicable resolution.

The attorneys expressed their displeasure at the government’s failure to comply with the NLC’s Compulsory Arbitration Award in Sept. 28, 2015, which is aimed at improving salaries and conditions of service of state attorneys.

Meanwhile, the country’s Employment and Labor Relations Minister Haruna Iddrisu is expected to meet the state attorneys to find an end to the strike.

State attorneys, numbering about 150, in July 2015 declared an indefinite strike action over poor conditions of service. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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