ClOGSAG to end strike by Friday after government agrees to pay neutrality allowance

ClOGSAG to end strike by Friday after government agrees to pay neutrality allowance

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana has been directed by the National Labour Commission to end its industrial action by Friday, April 29 2022.

The two parties: CLOGSAG and the government, at a final meeting on Wednesday, April 27th 2022 led by Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wereko Brobbey, confirmed the resolution of the matter.

CLOGSAG on the other hand insists that it is awaiting a letter from the Ministry of Finance to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) before officially calling off its action.

“We have given ourselves up to Friday to resolve all outstanding issues,” said Isaac Bampoe Addo, the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG.

“We have finished with negotiations, we are waiting for implementation.”

But Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ofosu Asamoah, revealed that the Finance Minister who arrived in Ghana on Tuesday from an official assignment abroad has been briefed and will in turn brief cabinet on the matter on Thursday.

He assured that CLOGSAG’s Executive Secretary will consult his council members in order to officially call off the strike.

“So, the two proposals or actions seem to be meeting – the Minister is meeting cabinet [Thursday] and Friday he will issue a letter to the Controller [and Accountant General]. [CLOGSAG] is also meeting its members [Thursday] by a letter, meeting on Friday and also calling off the strike. So, invariably the process on both sides will end on Friday.”

He expressed hope that on Wednesday, May 4, the striking civil servants will be in their offices to work.

The strike was started by CLOGSAG on Thursday, April 21.

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