JUSAG Demands Outstanding Allowances

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The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has asked government to pay all outstanding allowances due them while efforts were being made to implement their consolidated salaries.

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JUSAG noted that failure to pay the outstanding allowances from October last year to date, the Association would by April 26, this year, advice themselves.

In a letter copied to the Chief Justice, the Chief of Staff, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Employment and Labour Relations, the Association said the stance was taken following an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) of JUSAG meeting held in Accra on April 19, this year.

“We count on government and management with due deferent, to alleviate the economic stress on our members to fend off any industrial action”.

JUSAG contended that the leadership of the Association had been under severe pressure as a result of government’s failure to release funds for the payment of outstanding allowances since October 2016.

According to them, the delay had plunged their members into unbearable and untold hardship, adding, “Our membership nationwide is extremely constrained economically as a result of the delay”.

JUSAG recounted that members were assured of the implementation of consolidated salaries to the effect that once the consolidated salaries were paid, the protracted payment of all allowances due staff would be a thing of the past.

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