Government has urged the members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) to exercise restraint as it works to resolve their grievances.
CLOGSAG yesterday [Wednesday] served notice of a nationwide strike on July 27 following government’s failure to pay them their market premium.
The Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu called for calm, assuring CLOGSAG that government was doing its best meet its concerns.
“Let me assure you that government is doing everything to maintain the serenity of the industrial atmosphere in the country and to maintain industrial peace and harmony even whilst we address the concerns of the two major categories of workers in the country.”
Mr. Iddrisu further noted that CLOGSAG have petitioned his Ministry and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the “matter has been referred to the Grievances Committee of the board of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.”
“The subcommittee which is looking at market premiums relative to all categories of workers in the country will engage CLOSSAG in the course of this week and submit a report to me for onward submission for government’s considerations,” the minister stated.
The union has said it willfully carry out it threats of a nationwide strike if government did not pay their market premiums by July 27.
CLOGSAG earlier threatened to embark on a strike over the non-payment of the market premium. It protested government’s payment of interim premiums to other category of workers, but failure to extend the payments to its members.