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CLOGSAG must end strike tomorrow or forfeit August Salary-Minister

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Employment Minister Haruna Iddrisu
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Employment and Labour Relations minister Haruna Iddrisu has announced moves by government to introduce a major formula for the determination of market premium in January 2017 adding striking CLOGSAG workers must call off their strike or forfeit their August salary.

He said Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) members will forfeit their August salaries should they fail to conclude their protest by Wednesday, August 10.

The Employment Minister submitted on Radio Ghana that although CLOGSAG has a legitimate case, embarking on a strike while consultations are ongoing is a show of bad faith. 

Mr. Iddrisu has since directed the head of civil service and local government service to conduct a head count and carry out an audit of striking staff on Wednesday and present it to his office by Friday, 12 2016, as government cannot compensate them for their unproductive behaviour.

He has meanwhile requested that CLOGSAG engage the sub-committee working on market premium with the justification of the claims and government will give it a consideration based on the final report of the sub-committee.

An earlier petition and report by CLOGSAG has been submitted to the grievance committee of the Fair Wages and Salary Commission to make recommendations for executive action, the minister added.