July 15, 2024 1:52 pm

Aggrieved Public Sector Workers petition TUC to renegotiate its salary adjustment with gov’t

The Aggrieved Public Sector Workers-Ghana has petitioned the TUC’s Secretary General to renegotiate its 2021 and 2022 salary increment with government. 

The group says the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which is supposed to act in the interest of Ghanaian workers are rather, with some other union leaders in bed with government for an alleged token of GH₵5million each at the detriment of all public workers.

In a petition signed by its Convenor, Norbert Gborgbortsi, and sighted by Ghanasonline.com, the group says the leadership’s disregard for their outcry could be a substantiation for the alleged inducement from government.

“In the face of this debacle, we herein state undoubtedly your difficulty to appreciate the magnitude of disenchantment expressed by the public sector workers and the general public at large.”

“Perhaps you do not want us to believe you have swept your integrity and dignity under the carpet for the juicy alleged bribe of 5million Ghana cedis each for the union leaders to allow government go through with 4% and 7% base pay increment respectively,” the petition stated.

The Union leaders of the public workers accepted a 4% and 7% base pay increments for 2021 and 2022 respectively, following recommendations by the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoah Baidu Presidential Committee on Emoluments (PCE).

Even though the report of the PCE stated in its recommendations for holders of Article 71 offices to have the same percentage increment of their salaries as that of public sector workers, the former attributed between 50% and 79% to themselves, giving the latter only 4%.

This led to a demonstration by the aggrieved workers on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, as well as closure of some of its offices in parts of the country.

Failure on the part of the leadership to provide them with a 25% and 45% base pay increments for 2021 and 2022 respectively, will lead to withdrawal of their membership from the respective unions according to the petition.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Ghanasonline.com


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