JUSAG calls off strike
Members of the Judicial Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) have suspended their intended strike.
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, the members served notice that they would embark on an industrial action on August 27 if all outstanding allowances due them were not paid by August 26.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning last Thursday released funds for the payment of some of the allowances, including those for fuel, car and motorbike maintenance and overtime, to the members of the association, with their clothing allowance pending.
But the members insisted that until the clothing allowance was paid, they would still embark on the strike.
However, the President of JUSAG, Mr Francis Brakwah, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that ‘the strike has been suspended’.
He said besides receiving assurances from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, ‘I am privy to efforts being made to have the money paid to us’.
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians not to panic, as ‘the intended strike is suspended’.
Last Sunday, Mr Brakwah had dismissed criticisms that the group would hold the country to ransom if its members carried out their threat of strike two days before the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the 2012 presidential election petition.
‘It is not because of the Supreme Court. It is just coincidence. As we speak, most of the courts are on recess. If we had not announced this in January, people would have been justified that we had an agenda,
‘Those saying that are entitled to their opinion, but they must know that our demands did not start today. We had started demanding these allowances since March and threatened the strike in April this year. It is not as if it came out of the blue,’ Mr Brakwah had told the Daily Graphic.
By Albert K. Salia/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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