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4&7% salary increment is an insult to Ghanaian workers-public sector workers tells gov’t demands answers from TUC& Organized Labour.


Public sector works are up in arms against the leadership of Trade Union Congress and Organized Labour over poor negotiation skills and cowardliness they exhibited during the tripeptide meeting the government. the angry workers have accused their leadership for negotiating in their pockets instead of negotiating for workers pockets.

They described the leadership of 4% and 7% salary increment for 2021-2022 respectively as worst and injurious to the welfare of workers furniture. The disappointed workers on Tuesday which is a public holiday to commemorate the founder of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day embarked on demonstration to register their protest in the northern regional capital-Tamale.

The workers collaboration with a pro-democracy group, Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana matched through some principal streets of Tamale.

The public sector workers told the media they are now fighting two virus- coronavirus and 4% and 7% salary increment. The worker who said they have lost faith with their union leaders are demanding from the government to review it or prepare to witness regional unabated demonstration.

The demonstrators clad in red with placards some of the read; Mr President workers can’t survive with 4 and 7%, TUC&Organized labor go back and renegotiate, Anthony Yaw Baah and Isaac Bampoe-Addo sold Ghanaian workers to government, treat workers like humans among others.

Executive Secretary of the group Mr Azubila Abdul Salam Emmanuel singled out T.U.C Secretary General, Dr Anthony Yaw Baah and Executive Secretary of Civil and Local Government Services Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) Dr Isaac Bampoe- Addo for succumbing to government pressure and threats to rendered workers redundant and retrenchment.

The government according to the aggrieved workers the two union leaders accepted the government flimsy excuse it attributed to the impact of COVID 19 on Ghana’s economy. 

President returned of his salary

Mr Azubila said the decision by the president to returned his salary was a kneejerk reaction and of no use to the workers because in May 2021, the same president told Ghanaians that government won’t increase Article 71 office holders’ salary but was increased in June by 79% contrary to his earlier stand.

The refund he added can’t reduce the burden workers are going through with prices of goods and service increasing every day.

The 4% and 7% supposed salary increment he said is not just a killer but an insult to Ghanaian workers. The leadership without knowing financial projection next and increasing or introducing new taxes he said signed on the agreement without brother consultation of workers

Threats of life

Mr Azubila who shared same birthday with the first president Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah told the media that he abandoned his birthday celebration as young person to fight good cause for Ghanaian workers in spite threats messages and phone calls by persons sympathizers of government and supposed national security operatives.

Police present

Even though the demonstrators were not in their numbers as anticipated by the organizers, the police led by the Metropolitan Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Iddrisu Tanko and Regional crime officer Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga were in their numbers and provided full protection.  The organizers commended the police for exhibiting high level of professionalism

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