Labour Commission orders Fair Wages to restore allowances of GBC workers


The National Labour Commission, (NLC), has ordered the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to restore the allowances of some staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation which it unilaterally removed.

The order comes after the FWSC took some allowances from the payroll of what it described as undeserving workers, which has since been met with outrage from staff, who argue that since inflation keeps rising, the withdrawal of such allowances will worsen living costs. 

The affected allowances include rent, housing, utility, vehicle maintenance, and transportation, among others.

But in a meeting between the NLC, GBC, FWSC, and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations after GBC staff threatened to strike, the allowances were restored.

The meeting was held on Wednesday as part of efforts to resolve emerging issues with GBC payroll monitoring.

In an interview with Radio Ghana, Chairman of GBC Union, Sam Nat Kevo expressed gratitude to the National Laobur Commission for its “swift response to the plight of GBC workers.” 

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