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JUSAG strike: Finance Ministry to meet Judiciary on May 31

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Judicial Service has appealed to the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) to call off its indefinite strike.

The Judicial Service said it invited the executives of JUSAG to discuss their concerns but representatives of JUSAG did not honour the invitation.

To help resolve their concerns, the Judicial Service said it will meet with the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, over the issue and, thus, appealed to the Association to call off its strike.

“Management would like to assure JUSAG that the concerns outlined in the Press Release issued on May 24, 2023 are being addressed, and therefore, requests the cooperation of the Association in resolving the matter,” a statement signed by the judicial Secretary, Justice Cynthia Pamela A. Addo stated.

“…Management of the Judicial Service is appealing to JUSAG to call off the strike action in order to participate in the above-mentioned engagement."

“This will ensure a timely resolution of the matter,” the statement added.

JUSAG declared the indefinite strike on May 24, 2023, in protest of the government’s failure to implement a January 2023 agreement on salary and allowances.

The association said the government’s failure to implement the agreement had caused hardship for its members.

The strike has affected the operations of the judiciary, with many courts closed and cases adjourned.