Ghanaian workers are suffering; we are not happy at all – Organised Labour laments

Ghanaian workers are suffering; we are not happy at all – Organised Labour laments

Organised Labour has lamented in regards to the present hardship its members and Ghanaians have to undergo each passing day.

In an interview with JoyNews, the Deputy Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Joshua Ansah said life has turn into insufferable for a lot of workers.

“We are not happy about the way things are going, we are not happy at all and Ghanaian workers are suffering. Look at where the living standard is at today. Comparing what you are taking and what others are also taking, I don’t think it is right,” he said.

This follows a call by public sector workers for a 60 per cent enhance within the base pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure for 2023.

Meanwhile, a gathering between the government and organised labour to focus on the proposal has ended inconclusively.

The subsequent assembly has been scheduled for Monday twenty first November, 2022.

The Deputy Secretary General of the TUC charged government to heed their requires salaries of public sector workers to be enhanced.

The Executive Secretary of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG), Isaac Bampoe Addo, explaining what transpired within the assembly, said government is but to take a choice on their proposal.

For this purpose, Mr Bampoe Addo said the assembly with government was adjourned to allow the employer come up with a “proper mandate” for the negotiations to proceed.

“As of now, no decision on the proposals that we gave has been given to us,… we hope that at the next adjourned date, something good could come out,” he said.

Also, the Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Bright Wereko Brobbey says government couldn’t attain any consensus with organized labour therefore the choice to adjourn the assembly.

He was optimistic that the negotiations will come to an finish of their subsequent assembly.

“Once there is that spirit of negotiations, there is that willingness to negotiate, why should there be disturbances? We will make sure that by next week, it is finished and satisfactory to both parties,” he said.

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