Ghana's Judiciary Minister begs for more time to resolve concerns of State Attorneys

The Association of State Attorneys has declared an indefinite nationwide strike today (Thursday) following failure on the part of the government to meet their conditions of service demand.

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The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu has pleaded with the striking State Attorneys to exercise patients as the government seeks to address their issues.

Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM he said even though the demands of the state attorneys are legitimate, it will take some time to get them done hence his call for patience.

He said the problems of the State Attorneys are in two folds.

“The first is the consolidated salary based on a ruling by a Labour Commission which is being effected by the government and that decision has been taken. The second leg of their request which is very legitimate has to do with pensions and deductions of pensions following the transition from CAP 30 to the implementation of the new Pensions Act.”

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“My assurance to them is that it is not a matter which can be resolved within the next 30, 60 or 90 days. We will need to get approval on pension’s unifications which affect even the security agencies including the military and other security services," he explained.

He mentioned that government will meet the aggrieved state attorneys today to explain the current situation. At the meeting, they will also discuss the possibility of having their pensions deducted by the Accountant General's Department pending the passage of the Act.

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The Association of State Attorneys has declared an indefinite nationwide strike following failure on the part of the government to meet their conditions of service demand.

They blamed the Finance Ministry, Attorney General’s Department and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for not implementing the directive of the National Labour Commission (NLC) for improved conditions of service.

They are demanding payment of their vehicles, consistent salaries, Pension schemes and logistical support.

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