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General News of Monday, 23 May 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

JUSSAG must respect Constitution, labor laws – Haruna Iddrisu

The Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu has urged the Judicial Service Staff Associaton of Ghana (JUSSAG) to show respect to the labour laws of the country.

He believed if they had respected the necessary rules and regulations in the country, they would have exhausted the right channels before declaring the strike.

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) declared an indefinite strike on May 20 over what they described as the failure of the government to implement the consolidation of salaries and allowances of its members.

This followed a period of brief strikes declared by the Association in of March and April 2016.

However, JUSSAG claims it meant business, this time, around and would refuse to go to work if the government fails to meet its demands.

Reacting to the issue on Joy News, the Employment and Labour Relations Minister expressed worry about the strike.

According to him, it is important for JUSSAG to follow the due process in its dealings with the government.

He disclosed salaries of the judicial service worker is linked to that of the lower court bench adding if the court’s consolidated salaries and conditions of service are approved that of JUSSAG members would be approved also.

This the minister believed “Is work in progress and the Office of the President is facilitating that.”

He revealed the government will be meeting JUSSAG