Government has asked the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) to exercise a bit of patience it takes steps to have their concerns addressed within the shortest possible time.
This follows CLOGSAG’s announcement that it will embark on a strike on March 3 over government’s refusal to honour its demand for a 15% increment in premium for its members.
Addressing the press in Accra today, Wednesday, Executive Secretary of the Association, Isaac Bampoe Addo said he and his members are fed up.
“The Memorandum signed between the government of Ghana being represented by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the Civil and Local Government Staff Association Ghana (CLOGSAG) on the other hand gave a 15 percent premium payable to CLOGSAG members with effect from 1st January 2017.”
“Today, only ten percent interim premium has been paid. Notice should be given to the National Labour Commission and our employer that, on 3rd March 2020, members of CLOGSAG would be embarking on a nationwide strike to demand the full implementation of the 16th August 2016 Memorandum of Understanding between us.”
However speaking on Accra based Class Fm, deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko Brobbey conceded that the concerns raised by the group has remained unaddressed for far too long and that government will treat it with all seriousness.
“I will urge CLOGSAG, they have been patient indeed they have been patient for far too long and I concede that they have engaged us on it on one or two occasions. As they have served this notice, am taking it up, I will go to my minister so that the government side will sit on it and we will engage CLOGSAG again and ensure that we meet their demand” he said.