Pension contributions Judge steps down over labour vs. Gov't case

The judge presiding over the case involving the 12 labour unions and government has stepped down following a petition by the union.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The High Court Judge sitting on the case involving the 12 labour unions and government , Justice Saeed Gyan has stepped down following a decision by the labour unions to seek his removal.

The labour unions have accused the judge of being biased.

According to them, during one of the sittings, the judge allowed the deputy AG to argue on an interlocutory injunction to restrain the defendants from embarking on their strike, which had already been called off.

They further accused the presiding judge of prejudging the case in one of its rulings.

“It is also interesting to note that even though from the pleadings filed by the respective parties, the question as to what the meaning of ‘employer’ in terms of Act 766 is, and who has the right to set up an occupational pension scheme, falls right at the heart of the dispute, the learned judge in an interlocutory ruling striking out the Bank of Ghana from the suit, seems to have prejudged that critical issue,” the petition read in part.

“Even though no evidence has been led on the issue and no legal arguments have been advanced on same, the judge in his ruling on the 16th day of February, 2015, stated that the government was the declared or presumed employer. Respectfully this is grave and serious. We would respectfully appreciate a transfer of the case to a court in which we can be assured of not only an expeditious determination of the case but real and true justice.

“We hereby apply for the suit mentioned above to be transferred to a different judge. We are prepared to bear all expenses connected therewith,” the petition added.

The Unions in 2014 embarked on a strike to demand the payment of their tier two pension contributions into their privately run accounts.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
2 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
3 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy Agyapongbullet
4 Gambia Crisis Twitter explodes with rage over Hanna Tetteh's tweetbullet
5 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s funeralbullet
6 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
7 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate...bullet
8 Asantehemaa's Funeral Mahama, MPs mourn Asantehemaa [Photos]bullet
9 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II...bullet
10 Gambia Crisis Ghana deploys military to Gambiabullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
9 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall...bullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet

News