Lower court judges threaten strike over salary increment

Judges outside Westminster Abbey, rear view

Over one hundred and fifty lower court judges are planning to abandon the court next week if their demands for a ten percent salary increase are not adhered to.

A letter from the Chief of Staff seen by Citi News some months ago, approved the demands of the judges. But the judges say government has failed to pay their monies months after the approval. Sources within the association told Citi News they arrived at the decision after several failed attempts to get the Finance Ministry to pay them their monies.

Lower court judges angry over salary slash

In June, lower court judges issued a stern warning to government to immediately abandon a planned move to revise their conditions of service.

The judges who work in the magistrate and circuit courts across the country said they were being short-changed with the proposal presented to them for a review of their salaries.

Speaking on behalf of the judges, His Honor Aboagye Tandor, said they will advise themselves if nothing is done about their concerns. “Certain reforms have been done with regards to our salaries without any views or recourse to us.

No inputs were made to us and we saw that there were some discrepancies so our members were of the view that the purported letter that was brought should be withdrawn.

We were surprised that as members of the lower bench we would have conditions reviewed even before we are notified. You cannot review that recourse, it should be withdrawn…”


Source: Citifmonline