The former General Secretary of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly called "Kabilla", has said that the 20% cost of living allowance (COLA), which the four teacher unions are demanding from government, for which reason they have gone on strike since July 4, and other public sector workers are also threatening to follow suit is a privilege and not an entitlement.
Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' program, while the panel were discussing the strike actions by the unions, Kabilla stated emphatically that
"It is not an entitlement and I want to make this point to organized labour. It is going to be a privilege but not every Ghanaian worker will get."
According to him, the 20% COLA which the teacher unions and other labour unions are making the big fuss about is just a benefit enjoyed beyond what is available to others and not a right that government must give.
As such, Kabilla says even if government decides to give this COLA, it is not every worker that will get this benefit.
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