NSS personnel write to officials on issues relating to their allowances

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The Leadership of the Coalition of Concerned National Service Personnel (CCNSP) has said it has written to the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), the Sector Minister responsible for Education, and the Minister for Employment and Labour relations requesting a meeting over the delays in the Payment of National Service Personnel Allowances and matters over increment.

They hope to arrive at viable solutions when they finally meet officials on this subject.

“We referred to the upward adjustment of national service personnel allowance letter-number FWSC/D/SCR.3/vol.17/26 from the fair wages and salary commission (FWSC) dated November 14, 2016, which resulted in the approval of GH₵ 559.04 in a letter by the Ministry of Finance on the 14th of December 2016.

“The approved rate translates to 40% of the graduate entry level on the 2017 single spine salary structure.

“It is our understanding per the letter referenced FWSC/D/SCR.3/vol.17/26 that the 40% graduate entry-level rate will be applied, yet it is 2022, six years after, the allowances remain at GH₵559.04 with no review for increment.

“We hope to arrive at viable solutions when we finally meet,” a statement they issued on Friday May 20 said.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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