Courts closed due to nationwide strike

Ghana’s courts will be closed from tomorrow after the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana declared a nationwide strike.
The president of the association, Alex Nartey, made the announcement today after a meeting with the Labour Ministry failed to reach an agreement.
The judicial service staff have been agitating for the payment of their allowances which they say have been in arrears from last year.
All workers in the Judicial Service will not report to work, except the security officers.
This means there will be no court clerks, registrars, and other key judicial service workers. Alex Nartey said workers will remain at home until their monies reflect in their accounts.
According to him, they met with the Labour Ministry early this month but nothing conclusive was arrived at, except a promise of another meeting to resolve their grievances.
He regretted that after the second meeting with the Labour Ministry, Tuesday, there was still nothing to be happy about hence the decision to go on strike.
According to him, the Ministry could not give them a firm date as to when their allowances will be paid.
They are owed in excess of GHc 60 million in arrears, Wemegah indicated.
The Association’s President said they have been demanding for the payment of the arrears for several months now but government has not budged.
They have been left with no choice but to announce a strike.
Credit: Joy News

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