The Senior Staff Association of the Judicial Service of Ghana has kicked against the industrial action declared by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).

The Association has urged its members to remain at post.

JUSAG started an industrial action Wednesday over the review of salaries.

In a statement declaring the strike, JUSAG said its numerous calls for salary review for its members had gone unresolved.

“JUSAG is left with no option than to declare an indefinite strike action…” the statement said in part.

The association, however, said, “the security personnel of the Judicial Service, shall, however, report to work to protect life and property.”

This was expected to affect the justice delivery system across the country.

However, Joy News’ checks in some courts in Accra show that the courts are running since the main functions needed to keep the justice system in motion is managed by the senior staff. 

Joy News sighted a letter written by the Senior Staff Association to the National Labour Commission (NLC) on November 5, informing it of its decision not to participate in the strike.

It said, “The National Executive Council of the Senior Staff Association of the Judicial Service of Ghana totally disagrees with this action of JUSAG and accordingly disassociate itself from any strike action called by the JUSAG president…”

The Association, therefore, called on its rank and file to stay put and not heed to any notice of strike by JUSAG. 

Read the letter below: