The Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Benjamin Arthur, says the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is breaking the labour laws with its ongoing strike and should therefore call it off and return to the negotiating table. “Trust me every worker in Ghana deserves his or her pay and I wish they are made better.
Public sector workers in Ghana will begin to receive the 7 percent salary increment in January 2022 as agreed upon by the labour unions, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), and the Government of Ghana. Workers are in a state of dilemma as to how the said percentage will be calculated and how relevant it will be to them.
Educator Solomon Nunoo, the National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says the Association is prepared to meet the National Labor Commission (NLC) and different partners over its strike. We are sorting out ourselves to meet the Commission on Thursday and we trust our interests will be tended to, Prof Nunoo said in a meeting with the Ghana News Agency, on Tuesday.
The CEO of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur speaking on PMExpress on Joynews stated emphatically that, UTAG and the government have agreed on the terms and conditions Furthur explaining the issue at hand, Benjamin Arthur said in today’s meeting with UTAG, some outstanding issues were discussed which will soon project at their scheduled meetings with National Labour Commission (NLC)
Deputy Minister for Energy, Andrew Egyapa Mercer has argued that the threats by the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to resume their industrial strike action is needless given that the negotiations are still ongoing. According to him, UTAG must adhere to the roadmap designated for negotiations with respect to their conditions of service.
Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) was introduced by the erstwhile Mahama administration from the later of 2013 to March 2015.The motive for COLA was to mitigate the high cost of living at that time.Sources have it that the Teacher Unions are still in negotiations with the Ministry of Labour, Labour Commission and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission for an increment in teachers' salaries.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has written to the Ministry of Finance headed by Ken Ofori Atta on taxes placed on professional allowances to be payed to teachers for professional Development. According to the commission in a letter Dated 20th November 2020, it stated that the Negotiation between the Teacher Unions and The Salaries Commission did not include the clause to tax allowances due teachers. Statement "RE: CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR TEACHER UNIONS WITHIN THE GHANA EDUCATION
Harvard Trained Lawyer and Academic Justice Sai, Just may have stoked the conscience of the current leaders of Ghana, literally with his deep seated thoughts on the latest national discourse on payment of salaries of the First and Second ladies. President Akufo-Addo in June 2019, set up a five-member emolument committee to make recommendations to him and to Parliament on the salaries and allowances payable, and the facilities and privileges available to article 71 officeholders.
Since the year 2015, the Government of Ghana has been making upward adjustments to salaries of public sector workers every year. This annual move by the Government of Ghana is aimed aiding the public sector workers to cope with unfriendly economic conditions. Reports making rounds indicate that the Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) is ready to embark on a strike action over poor condition of service, effective Wednesday 13th January, 2021. TEWU claim that the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission have failed
The Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES) has written a letter to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to correct the anomaly that characterised the Teachers' Professional allowance on the November payment vouchers. In the letter signed by Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah, the Ghana Education Service claim that the taxation of the professional allowance is not in conformity with what the Teacher Unions agreed on. The veteran Educationist appealled to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to liaise
The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG), has canceled its expected mechanical activity planned to start today, Thursday October 01. This is after a crisis meeting held between the Government and the Association on Tuesday September 29th, consented to address worries of the laborers and guarantee the usage of a great working condition for them by October 28th, this year. The Association, on Saturday September 24, given an announcement to inform Government that its individuals would pull back their
On the news today The Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa has appealed to the striking nurses and midwives to resume work, as it's affecting the general wellbeing of the society. The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) comprising all public sector nurses, midwives, Physician Assistants (PAs) and Anesthetists (CRAs) have yesterday, September 22 embraked on a nationwide strike. The GRNMA is requesting For better working conditions from the government,
The activity, as indicated by TEWU, has been required by the disappointment of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to finish up arrangement on their interest for better states of administration. The Local Union Chairman of TEWU at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mr Charles Arthur said in a radio meeting on Accra-based Citi FM that “for each state funded college,the individuals from TEWU will set out on a strike come Wednesday”. “We are stating our states of administration
Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) will from Wednesday, 13th of January 2021 declare a nationwide strike to express their displeasure over the government failure of the government to finalize their conditions of service. According to the leadership of the union, their hit is due to the inability of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to conclude negotiations with them following engagements last year with regards to the review of conditions of service for unionized staff of the public universities
Teachers and Educational Workers Union have threatening Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to embark on strike on Wednesday January 13,2021. According to them, the strike will be a Nationwide. All our workers across the country will follow the pattern. The purpose of the strike is based on their allowances and the numerous conditions that they’re passing through as Union. This has made the leadership annoyed about the treatment the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission making them to pass through. Monitoring