The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has vowed to continue its strike action today [May 29] despite calls to suspend it.
The association embarked on an indefinite strike last week Thursday, May 25, to demand the approval of a new salary structure for its members for 2023 and 2024.
The association said it had made several attempts to get the government to approve the new salary structure, but to no avail.
The strike has disrupted justice delivery across the country, with many courts closed and cases adjourned.
The Judicial Service has appealed to JUSAG to call off the strike and has invited its executives to discuss the matter. However, JUSAG has not honoured the invitation.
The General Secretary of JUSAG, Abdullai Yakubu, told Citi News that the association was hopeful of making progress on their demands.
He said that although the association was scheduled to meet with the management of the Judicial Service, the strike would not be called off until their demands were met.
“Our strike is still in force today. We will be meeting with our management and other meetings that will be geared toward meeting our demands. However, until those meetings take place, and we know what the meetings are bringing on board in terms of meeting our demands, the strike remains in force and since the meetings are going to happen in the course of the day, the strike still remains in force”.
Mr. Abdulai expressed sympathy for the public but also asked Ghanaians to understand their plight.
“We understand the plight that Ghanaians will have to go through because of the strike, and we say that they should also understand the difficulties that the government had had to put us through. They should hold on, we will let the public know as and when we call off the strike.”