The National Labour Commission (NLC) says the strike by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) is illegal.

According to JUSAG, their current salary which was implemented in the year 2017 and is renewed bi-annually has not been renewed since.

A statement by JUSAG stated that “following our letter issued on 1st November 2019 giving notice of our intended strike action regarding the demand for the salary reviews/negotiations of staff of the Judicial Service, there have been numerous meetings with Management and the National Labour Commission.

“The leadership of JUSAG had also requested for the report emanating from the Committee set up by the Judicial Council. Unfortunately, we have not received copies of the said report upon several demands. After our meeting with the National Labour Commission on 11, November 2019, the leadership of JUSAG had a meeting with our Regional Executives and our rank and file. They resolved that since we have already complied with the procedures under the 1992 Constitution regarding our conditions of service, we should proceed accordingly”.

However, in reaction to the strike, the NLC said the action is illegal.