July 13, 2024

Some members of the the Civic and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) have raised concerns over potential diversion of purpose of the nationwide strike.

According to them, they have gathered intelligence that the National Executive Council (NEC) of CLOGSAG held an emergency meeting on Saturday, July 6, 2024 to discuss on allowance with the government instead of non-implementation of the new salary structure by the government which was agreed on by both parties on August 31, 2022.

They described the development as unfortunate.

Speaking in an interview with the media on condition of anonymity, a former executive of CLOGSAG indicated that the new twist is politically motivated which does not benefit the members.

“This information is unfortunate and does not meet the requirements of CLOGSAG members. This initial agreement was that our leaders were going to negotiate on non-implementation of the new salary structure by the government, so why this new twist?” He lamented.

He expressed his disappointment in the leadership’s decision to prioritize allowance over better conditions of service and salary structure, which would benefit all members.

“Some of us would be very disappointed in our leadership if they leave out better conditions of service and salary structure and go for allowance only, which would benefit a few members. Why should it happen like this” He quizzed.

The Civil and Local Government Service Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has declared a nationwide strike over non-implementation of the new salary structure by the government which was agreed on by both parties on August 31, 2022.

The aggrieved members called on their leaders to prioritized their interest over the interest of the government.

They threatened to express their displeasure if the leadership of CLOGSAG continued to negotiate on allowance with the government instead of the initial proposal.

“They should do what will please the majority of the members, not for the benefit of a few.” he emphasized.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com/Simon Opoku Afriyie

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