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Attorneys begins strike today


State attorneys in the country have declared an indefinite strike, effective Thursday, 20 October.

The strike was declared after a meeting held the previous day following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum they gave the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department, and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to implement orders of the National Labour Commission with regards to their conditions of service.

The state attorneys are demanding a litany of things including vehicles as part of their conditions of service.

The leaders of the association of state attorneys have said they are at a loss as to why the NLC’s directive has not been complied with a year on.

They are demanding payment of their harmonized salaries, a sustainable pension scheme, research allowance, housing facilities, free healthcare, payment of their clothing and fuel allowance, payment of outstanding salary arrears, provision of logistic support, machinery, equipment, and tools among others.

The National president for the association,Mrs Francisca Tete Mensah in an interview with OTEC NEWS’ Derrick Ekuoba gyasi revealed that the strike begins today.

Source:otecfm102.9,Kumasi;story by Derrick Ekuoba Gyasi.

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