The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has threatened to embark on industrial action by the end of this week if the government does not approve and pay their new salaries. JUSAG claims that the government’s failure to review and pay their new salaries since 2022 has negatively impacted them, and their efforts to get the government to adhere to the road map have been in vain.
The National Secretary of JUSAG, Abdulai Yakubu, disclosed that the judicial workers are unhappy, as their salaries have not been reviewed for two years, despite their critical role in the third arm of government. Their cost of living allowance (COLA) has also been removed, which compounds the problem.
JUSAG has exercised patience for a while, and their message to the government is clear. If the new salary is not approved for them and they do not receive any concrete message from the government by the end of this week, they will explore each industrial action and determine which one to implement to get what is due to them.
JUSAG has emphasized that it is essential for the government to review their salaries due to the economic hardship that they face. The new salary increase was supposed to take effect in January 2022. Still, the government’s failure to implement it has forced them to seek redress through industrial action.
It is evident that the workers are unhappy and feel that they are not receiving fair treatment from the government. They believe that their work is crucial to the judiciary, and it is only fair for the government to pay them their new salaries. For the most part, JUSAG is patiently waiting for the government’s response, but if nothing is done, they will take the necessary steps to demand their rights.
Source: Citi Newsroom