The Presidency has reportedly approved a new compensation structure, according to the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).
According to the group, Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo played a key role in obtaining the consent.
When the parties started to negotiate, the Association’s earlier indefinite strike call was suspended.
Although the procedure had been difficult, JUSAG claimed in a statement dated Monday, July 17, 2023, that they had achieved progress with the government approving their newly evaluated salary.
Although the process had been difficult, we are happy that her creativity and exceptional leadership, along with the help of other stakeholders, led to the engagement’s conclusion on June 15, 2023, with the understanding that the implementation of the reviewed salaries will take effect in July 2023, according to the statement signed by JUSAG President Samuel Afotey Otu.
“We are reassured by the letter from Her Ladyship Honourable Chief Justice dated 13th July 2023 which confirms that His Excellency the President of Ghana has approved the new salary structure, and implementation will be done in the month of July 2023 as indicated by the Ministry of Finance at the close of engagement,” Mr. Afotey Otu said.
We are further encouraged by the Honourable Chief Justice’s promise to ensure that the Judicial Service Regulation (Constitutional Instrument) is passed into law in accordance with Articles 158(2) and 159 and the 2016 case of JUSAG v.
The Attorney General & 2 Ors. We anticipate that thorough work on the CI will put an end to the biennial strikes related to wage reviews, according to JUSAG.