Some Ghanaians who went to the court complex in Accra on Wednesday for their cases and other business were left stranded because judicial service workers are on the streets demonstrating. The main entrance of the court complex had also been closed to lawyers and litigants.
Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) on Monday ordered its members to participate in the ongoing demonstration by Organised Labour.
Organised Labour scheduled a demonstration on Wednesday to force government to reduce utility tariffs, fuel prices and tax rates.
They also want a 50 percent increase in the salary of public sector workers, but government has refused to yield to their demands. Meanwhile, JUSAG in a statement urged its national executives and regional executives to ensure full compliance of the directive.
“All members of JUSAG shall join the nationwide demonstration at their respective regions. Members are to put on our JUSAG lacost and re-arm-bands….Also all Regional Executives to partake in meetings of Organised Labour in the respective regions.” However, JUSAG called on security personnel at the various courts “to remain at post to ensure protection and safety of Judicial Service property.”