4% salary increment: Aggrieved Workers to petition Speaker, set to close down offices

4% salary increment: Aggrieved Workers to petition Speaker, set to close down offices

The Aggrieved Public Sector Workers of Ghana have given an ultimatum to leaders of the various labour unions to come out clear on actions being taken against the 4% salary increment agreed on their behalf.

The workers, who are fumed over the unreasonable compromises reached by its representatives at the salary increment negotiations says its leadership have been adamant despite calls by the public sector workers to reject the chicken change given them.

In a statement released by the group and signed by its Lead Convenor,  Norbert Gborgbortsi, it says all Union offices would be closed down by close of day Wednesday, August 11, 2021, if nothing comes from the leadership.

Norbert Gborgbortsi is lead convenor of the group
Norbert Gborgbortsi is lead convenor of the group

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The group has also informed the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin, of their intention to petition his office Wednesday, August 18, 2021, which is slated for their demonstration.

Read the full statement below:

PRESS RELEASE

AGGRIEVED PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS GHANA – ACTION NOW OR NEVER

A timeline was given to the organised labour to reconvene a meeting with government and renegotiate the 4% salary increment but the leadership is adamant and is bent on perpetuating illegality by forcing members to accept the percentage increment.

The leadership which is supposed to be law abiding is doing otherwise whilst the members rather turn to be law abiding.

If by 11th of August 2021, nothing is heard about the leaderships’ position on the issue of renegotiations, members accross the country will have no option than to close down all Union offices until further notice.

We are reliably informed that the various leadership have recently increased their allowances to a minimum of 100% , some with effective date backdated to 2020 and arrears paid in full.

If you can spend and pay yourselves handsomely but will refuse to let us have what is due us from the government, we will be left with no option than to close all Union office accross the nation before our pending national demonstration scheduled to take place on the 18th of August 2021.

A word to the wise is enough.

The lead convenor

NORBERT GBORGBORTSI

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Source: Ghanas Online // Shop@torsaa

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