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Increase our salaries, times are hard for workers- Organised Labour tells govt

Increase our salaries, times are hard for workers- Organised Labour tells government

Organised Labour has informed the government of Ghana that, as a matter of urgency, adjust salaries for government workers.

According to the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah, times are really hard for Ghanaian workers hence, the need for government to adjust our salaries. He made this declaration in an interview on TV3 monitored by Honestynewgh.

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“Times are hard for workers, I am telling you, and this is the time government will also have to demonstrate to workers that the sacrifices that organized labour made, the past two years, this is the time that the government can put some smile on the faces of workers,” he told TV3.

Explaining the reason for demand of increase, Thomas Musah revealed that the income they earn currently has a direct effect on their pension.

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“The reason why the issue of income has become crucial and critical is that the income you take today has a direct correlation to your pension so if your income is very low today if you go on pension the money you will take cannot even take you home.”

It can be recalled that at the last negotiation, government granted 4 per cent salary increment for 2021, 7 per cent for 2022.

According to the General Secretary, this little increment brought serious pressure on them to a level that their members call them 4% when they meet them instead of their real name.

He then assured members that they will continue to negotiate with the government but if it fails then industrial action will be the next move.

“We will continue to talk, we will continue to negotiate but if the dialogue fails we are going to embark on an industrial action that has never happened in this country before.”

 

Organised Labour has informed the government of Ghana that, as a matter of urgency, adjust salaries for government workers.