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JUSAG suspends its strike

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has suspended its two-day-old strike, after meeting with Management of the Judicial Service.

The suspension comes shortly after the NLC secured an interlocutory injunction from the Accra High Court, restricting JUSAG from continuing with its strike.

JUSAG had earlier maintained that its industrial action remained unabated after they called the bluff of the National Labour Commission (NLC) and the Judicial Service Council who had ordered them to resume work because the strike was illegal.

But in a statement issued by JUSAG after meeting with the NLC, the Association has rescinded its decision and has agreed to return to the courtrooms.

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“The Acting Chief Justice has approved that the issues raised at the said meeting will be forwarded to the Judicial Council. In view of the above, we have resolved to suspend our industrial strike action with immediate effect,” JUSAG said in a statement.

Courts in parts of the country came to a standstill with frustrated patrons as officials vacated the courtrooms and offices as part of the strike.

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JUSAG began the nationwide indefinite strike on Tuesday over the government’s failure to review the salaries of its members.

It also argued that the Judicial Council had failed to release the report on their negotiations for onward approval by the President.