Following a statement released by the Management of the Judicial Service asking all staff to report to work immediately, the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSAG) has cautioned its members to disregard the notice as the strike continues till their demands are met.
Although the National Labour Commission (NLC) described the strike as illegal, JUSAG noted that the only body that can determine whether their action is illegal or otherwise, is a court of competent jurisdiction and until such court declares so.
They are also of the view that its outfit will not be moved by threats or intimidation from any organization.
Earlier report indicates that their call on government for a salary review for its members have fallen on deaf ears.
Though series of letters have been written to the Ministry of Finance demanding salary negotiations, the Ministry declined, a situation they describe as unfair treatment from the government to its members.
Read statement below:
UPDATE ON JUSAG STRIKE FOR DAY 2
There has been many attempts from various quarters to render our strike illegal and as we move on to the second day you will hear more.
Those threats should not intimidate any of our members in that the only body that can determine whether our action is illegal or otherwise, is a court of competent jurisdiction and until such court declares so, we shall continue to remain on strike.
In light of the above, we therefore direct our members of all ranks/positions to disregard calls, messages or directives to go to the office to work, in whatsoever capacity or function.