NIA staff rejects Fair Wages’ proposed date, threatens strike

The Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of TUC (Ghana) NIA-Division has rejected the proposed date of July 11, 2024, by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for the continuation of negotiations on their collective agreement.

According to the union, the FWSC has shown bad faith in the negotiations, failing to honor a meeting scheduled for June 21, 2024, and instead holding a meeting with management without the involvement of the unions.

“We consider the conduct of FWSC as unsubstantiated and an exhibition of bad faith, which is contrary to the directive by the National Labour Commission,” said Kwabena Adu Kyeremeh, Divisional Council Secretary.

The union has directed its members to wear red or black attire with red armbands to work from Monday, July 1, 2024, as a sign of demonstration against their poor conditions of service.

“We are sending a clear message to the government that we will not tolerate any further delays or tricks in our negotiations,” said Francis Bangfudeme, Divisional Council Chairman.

The union has also submitted a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, demanding the implementation of their collective agreement and improved conditions of service.

“If by Wednesday, July 3, 2024, negotiations on our collective agreement are not completed as directed by NLC, with clear commitments for its implementation, we will advise ourselves with immediate effect without further notice,” the union warned.

The union’s members are determined to fight for their collective good, and their slogan “Aluta continua” (the struggle continues) is a testament to their resolve.

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