According to him, steps needed to be taken because of the critical and essential role the association plays in justice delivery in the country, and added that government will consider reviewing the country’s policy on judicial and legal services to make it difficult for the association to strike in the future.

wpid-Supreme20Court20in20Accra.jpgIt could be recall that on March 31, executives of JUSSAG declared a nationwide strike starting today, April 1 due to what they described as the failure of government to implement the consolidation of salaries and allowances of the staff of the Judicial Service.

President of JUSSAG, who addressed a news conference over the matter said, “After a painstaking period of consideration, the Judicial Council forwarded the approved salaries in June 2015 to the government for implementation. However, after 10 months, the government is yet to implement the approved salaries”.

Meanwhile, Haruna Iddrisu said it will be unfortunate for the government to allow the association’s strike to continue since it had caused severe harm it has caused to access to justice in the country.

“What will be the fate of anybody who has a case in the court which will have to be halted as a result of JUSSAG strike?” he asked adding it is unfair for people who have issues in the court to be denied justice.

Although the crunch meeting was held between government and JUSSAG, there seem to be no immediate solution to the strike action.

The Employment Minister said, government’s negotiation team will now meet the leadership of JUSSAG on Monday, April 4 to have their grievances resolved with the Deputy Minister of Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson appointed to to lead the team.



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