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General News of Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Committee on JUSAG conditions of service assures members of progress

A committee set up by the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah under the office of the president has assured members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) that it has completed its work on proposed conditions of service of the members.

A statement from the Finance Ministry copied to Citi Business News indicated that the Presidential Committee has handed over the report to the Presidency for further action.

According to the release, the committee was set up to review proposals on the Conditions of Service for staff of the Judicial Service who are members of JUSAG. It further assured that appropriate actions are being taken on the recommendations contained in the report.

JUSAG calls off strike

It will be recalled that JUSAG recently embarked on a 10- day strike to press home their demand for better service of work conditions.

The strike action was however called off after the Presidential Committee was formed to address the grievances of the workers.

At the time, the association explained that the decision to call off the strike was aimed at aiding the government’s presidential committee to begin deliberations.

JUSAG President Alex Nartey addressing the media said the National Executive Committee of JUSAG had concluded on a framework with government and management in addressing their demands.

Time of strike action

The leadership of JUSAG on May 19 declared an indefinite nationwide strike over delays in the implementation of the consolidated salaries and emoluments of their members.

The National Labour Commission (NLC) subsequently filed a writ in court to compel members of JUSAG to end what it described as “a lawless” strike but JUSAG called their bluff and continued with their strike.

The strike , however lasted for 10 days.