Striking members of the Civil and Local Government Service Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) are to continue their nationwide strike after the government has continued to neglect their demands for the payment of their interim premium allowances.
Today [Monday] marks the fourth day since the nationwide strike was initiated by CLOGSAG after numerous meetings with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations proved unsuccessful and inconclusive
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In an interview with Citi News, Public Relations Officer of CLOGSAG, Eddie Acquaye, stressed that the documents that show that these workers are due the allowances, are with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the striking members are waiting for the Ministry and Fair Wages Commission to start using those documents as a basis to issue the premiums.
“We have declared a strike action. We have said that we should work with the documents that already prevail and you are refusing to work with those documents. Because if we have sat down several times and we have proven that we deserve these demands, I don’t understand why they are saying that we don’t,” he told Citi News.
CLOGSAG previously threatened a strike over the payment of the market premium.
They expressed frustration that the government had made interim payments to other categories of workers but has failed to extend the payments to their members.
They also spoke out against a committee charged to work on market premiums for recommending their exclusion from the payments.