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I’ve Been Receiving Death Threats From Aggrieved Workers

Amid the growing agitation on the labour front, the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Council, Ofosu Asamoah, says he has been receiving death threats.

He claims these threats have been coming from aggrieved workers.

He is being targeted because, many erroneously think, he has been calling the shots, ordering striking workers to call of their strike.

“Because I sign some of the letters and declarations, they think I give the decisions.”

He spoke of how one day, somebody stormed his office with a knife and another occasion, someone threatened him and said, “I know your house.”

He told an Accra-based radio station, that the Commission now has a police guard.

“One day, somebody came to my office with a knife, so we now have a police guard.”

The Commission has been busy in recent times following the growing labour unrest.

The University Teachers Association (UTAG) was the first to declare a strike to press for improved conditions of service.

The university teachers were ordered to call off their strike and return to the lecture halls after a meeting with the Commission.

The Commission declared the industrial action by the university teachers illegal.

Then came the teachers of the colleges of education, they also went on strike to get the government to make things better for them but like their colleagues in the public universities, the Commission said their industrial action was not lawful and directed them to return to the lecture halls.

Workers at the various government ministries, departments and agencies, say they will down their tools, come Thursday, January 20, 2022, to push for better remuneration and improved conditions of service.

The leadership of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG), has directed its members to stay away from work, starting Thursday, January 20, 2022, until the government listened to their demand for improved conditions of service.

The association has run out of patience with the government over what it says is the feet dragging on the proposed salary structure for workers at the ministries, departments and agencies.

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