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CLOGSAG Threatens to Strike Over Delay in Salary Adjustment

Date: June 22, 2024

Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has threatened to go on a nationwide strike on July 3,2024 over the delay in salary adjustment for its members. The union claims that their wages have not kept pace with the cost of living, and they are demanding a pay rise.

According to sources, the union has been in talks with the the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations for several months, but no agreement has been reached, even though a consensus was agreed over a year to implement the new salary structure on July 1,2023. The union has accused the management of not taking their demands seriously and not providing a satisfactory solution to the issue.

The union’s president, Dr Isaac Bampoe Addo, in a letter to serve notice to its members said, The Association has waited long enough”.

The strike is expected to begin on the first Wednesday of July 2024, and it will affect all sectors of the Civil and Local Government. The Ghmailonline.com’s labour correspondent, Bintu Abdul Karim reported the union has urged its members to prepare for a long strike, as they do not expect the government to budge easily.

The government has not commented on the issue, but sources say that they are trying to find a solution to the problem. The Trade Union Congress has also intervened in the matter and is trying to negotiate a settlement between the two parties.

The strike is expected to have a significant impact on the economy, and people are bracing themselves for the worst. The union’s decision to go on strike has been met with mixed reactions, with some supporting the move and others opposing it.

The strike is a last resort for the union, and they hope that it will bring attention to their demands and force the government to take them seriously. The union’s president said that they are willing to negotiate and find a solution, but they will not back down until their demands are met.

The situation is still developing, and it remains to be seen how the strike will affect the country. One thing is certain, however – the labour union’s threat to strike has brought the issue of salary adjustment to the forefront, and it will be a major talking point in the coming days.

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