Cape Coast, May 20, GNA - The Central Regional branch of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) on Wednesday joined the Nationwide indefinite strike embarked upon by the JUSSAG to press home their demand from government over outstanding bonuses amounting to about GH¢16 million.
The association resolved that its members would not return to work until the government paid them all their arrears, adding that, government had delayed in paying their outstanding allowances since July 2014 till date, and that all efforts and dialogues to have the matter addressed had proved futile, hence the strike.
When the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the Cape Coast Court complex, both gates leading to the place had been locked, with some staff loitering.
In a telephone conversation with Mr. Evans Abbeyquaye, the Central Regional President of JUSAG over the strike, he said all Regional Executives had been asked not to comment on the issue.
Information gathered from some staff of the association at the Cape Coast Court complex indicates that government owed the members bonuses totaling GH¢16 million since last year, and lamented over what they called 'government's insensitiveness' to settle them.
In light of that, they were left with the only option of embarking on the indefinite strike until the government paid all outstanding bonuses before returning to work.
Meanwhile, JUSSAG's action was expected to retard all court processes, including the 'Justice for All' Project that is currently ongoing to decongest the country's prisons.