Government asks workers to allow more time for negotiations

Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey

Government has requested an extension of time to conclude negotiations with the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, CLOGSAG, on the payment of the political neutrality allowance.

This follows a meeting involving the Ministries of Finance, Labour and Employment Relations, CLOGSAG and the National Labour Commission, NLC on April 27, 2022.

Government and CLOGSAG have agreed to conclude discussions on all nagging issues regarding the payment of the neutrality allowance. 

Government asks workers to allow more time for negotiations
Executive Secretary of the NLC, Ofosu Asamoah

Speaking after the meeting, the Executive Secretary of the NLC, Ofosu Asamoah, said the Ministry of Finance will on Friday direct the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to begin the processes of payment of the neutrality allowance to CLOGSAG members.

He said CLOGSAG will also call off its strike and resume work next week Wednesday, after the Labour Day.

Government asks workers to allow more time for negotiations
Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, is optimistic that discussions on the neutrality allowance will be effectively concluded on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Government asks workers to allow more time for negotiations
Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe-Addo

For his part, the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe-Addo, emphasized that negotiations on the neutrality allowance have been concluded and CLOGSAG is only waiting for a payment schedule from the government to call off the strike.

He said until payment is effected by the government, the strike will persist.

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