JUSSAG Threatens Strike Action Over Unpaid Allowance

The Judicial Services Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has warned that they will embark on a strike action over some outstanding allowances.

They have serve notice of their industrial action should government fail to clear the outstanding arrears this month.

The letter signed by JUSSAG’s President, Alex Nartey, and addressed to the Judicial Secretary, said its members are economically constrained as a result of government’s failure to pay the allowances.

“The leadership of JUSSAG has been under severe pressure as a result of the failure to release funds for the payment of the above named allowances.

Respectfully , it will be recounted that staff of the Judicial Service were assured of the implementation of the consolidated salaries with effect that once the consolidated salaries are paid, the protracted payment of benefits and allowances due staff will be a thing of the past.”

“We count on government and management … to alleviate the economic stress on our members to fend off any industrial action,” it added.

JUSSAG said the delay has plunged their members into “unbearable and untold hardship” adding that members nationwide are “extremely constrained economically as a result of the delay,” the statement added.

In view of the above mentioned challenges, the National Executive Council of JUSSAG on 19th April are demanding the “payment of all outstanding allowances be made forthwith while efforts are made to have the consolidated salaries implemented.”

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