Barely 24 hours after embarking on a nationwide over unpaid allowances and poor conditions of service, the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has rescinded its decision.
This comes after a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Haruna Iddrisu.
The minister, according to myjoyonline, had earlier criticised JUSSAG for taking such a decision, arguing that they acted in a rush since they had scheduled to resolve the matter at a meeting soon but was optimistic after the meeting saying JUSSAG will call off the strike.
He is also reported to have hinted that government was soon going to make the judicial service an essential service to prevent them from embarking on another strike in the future.
He expressed his gratitude to the leadership of JUSSAG for acting in good faith and called on individual members of JUSSAG to return to work in order for the judicial system to work effectively.
The National President of JUSSAG, Alex Nartey, said they decided to call off the strike because government has shown enough commitment that their clothing, fuel and other allowances for the first quarter of this year will be paid by Monday, April 4, 2016.
He added that they will also commence negotiations on their conditions of service by Wednesday, April 6, 2016, following the release of a letter from president Mahama giving them the presidential mandate to do the negotiation.