The Judicial Council of Ghana has called on members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) to call off their strike action immediately.
The Association declared an indefinite strike last Thursday after complaining government has reneged on its promise to resolve issues to do with their consolidated salaries.
But in a statement issued after a meeting on Monday, May 23, the Council said it has met with the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations for a resolution to JUSAG’s concerns “and impressed upon him to expedite the resolution of the matter”.
It said the strike declared by JUSAG while negotiations were ongoing is a breach of the Labour Act, 2003, Act 651.
Therefore, “the Council earnestly requests JUSAG that while negotiations are ongoing they should call off, forthwith, the strike which is disrupting the work of the Courts throughout the country”.
The Council assured the public that it is doing everything possible to get government to play its part “and bring closure to the matter”.