According to a statement published by the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has approved the reviewed salary and other allowances of the association.
This decision follows JUSAG members’ indefinite strike on May 24, 2023, in response to the government’s apparent lack of interest in approving the negotiated terms.
The Association alleged that the government did not respond quickly to their ideas about the implementation of the approved cost of living allowance for members.
As a result, JUSAG sought the intervention of Her Ladyship, Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkonoo, Chief Justice.
JUSAG reported that the president has now authorized the reviewed salaries and other entitlements for its members, following negotiations with the Chief Justice.
The Association thanked the Chief Justice and other stakeholders for their efforts in facilitating this achievement.
They emphasized the difficult nature of the process and engagement, but expressed pleasure with the outcome on June 15, 2023.
The implementation of the reviewed salaries is expected to take effect in July 2023, as confirmed in a letter from the Chief Justice dated July 13, 2023.
JUSAG emphasized their reassurance and appreciation for the support received, noting that the Ministry of Finance had also confirmed the implementation timeline during the conclusion of the engagement.
The approval of the reviewed salaries and allowances by President Akufo-Addo is seen as a positive outcome for JUSAG, and the Association welcomes this decision. It is hoped that this resolution will help restore harmony and address the concerns of JUSAG members regarding their remuneration.