The Eastern Regional Executive Council of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) demands action from their national leadership to ensure government pays members their interim premium by June 30.
Chairman of the Eastern Region Association Asante Wiafe explained that members would call for their resignation if they disregard their demand.
Addressing a press conference at Koforidua on Thursday, the Eastern Regional chairman of CLOGSAG says it is registering its displeasure because it has waited unduly to receive information from their national leadership to no avail.
Reading a three-page document, Mr Wiafe explained that on January 17 it was agreed upon for the payment of their premium after its national strike action, following a memorandum of understanding with government on August 18, 2016.
But the premium has not been paid yet by government.
“January 2017 was the effective date for the implementation of the agreement. The free flow of information from the national leadership to members at the grassroots level which characterised the agitation stage does not exist any longer.
They acknowledged there was transfer of power but wondered why five months on for the new government, their leadership has relented on its fight against the unfair treatment, insinuating they have been compromised.
“Why has the National Executive Council now relented in efforts in fighting against the unfair treatment being meted out to our members? Has the change of government changed the legitimate demands of our members to merit a shift of goal post by the leadership of ClOGSAG? Is it true that leadership is in bed with the current government? If not so then why this thunderous silence from our leadership?”
The regional group requests their national leadership to restore the confidence reposed in them by heeding to their demands.
“The national leadership is given up to 30th June to ensure government paid members their interim premium. Failure on the part of government to pay the interim premium by 30th June, 2017 will be regarded as failure on part of the Executive Secretary and National Executives of CLOGSAG. On this instance, we would advise them to resign peacefully.”
Members in the Eastern Region have been directed by their regional executives to wear red arm bands through the month of June at their offices in solidarity.
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana