Workers to demonstrate against 4% salary increment

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Public sector workers have announced a plan to demonstrate against the recent 4% and 7% salary increments of public sector workers in the country.

The demonstration is set to take place on August 18 in Accra.

The workers said they have presented their notification letters to the police in Accra who have also accepted and given approval.

The leadership of Organised Labour have come under severe criticism for accepting 4 and 7 percent salary increments for public sector workers.

Already, some labour groups claim the 4 and 7percent are disappointing and unfair to workers due to the impact of the covid 19, but the leadership of Organised Labour have argued that it accepted the percentage to allow the government employ over one million workers into the public service.

Reacting to the development on Onua TV and Onua FM’s Maakye on Tuesday hosted by Captain Smart, the Lead Convener for the Aggrieved Public Sector Workers, Norbert Gborgbotsi, dared government to invite public sector workers to come up with a redundancy programme and many public sector workers will apply.

“Do you think the government can embark on redundancy? Government should try and see that 90% of Ghanaian workers will put in application”.

Mr. Gborgbotsi said “if TUC says it does not want the government to lay off public sector workers, tell them to lay us off and give us redundancy packages and see if the government can afford that”.

“Go to Newmont Ghana. The workers there are praying for redundancy because the package is four times their retirement packages”.

The convener said “we did not get representation on the panel and we will not accept the 4 and 7 percent increments”.

“Some workers are taken 70% which is subjected to the same economy, why must some be given 70% and others be given 4%?”

He said “we are gathering for a demonstration on the 18th of August. We have presented our letter to the police and they have accepted it so we shall hit the streets”.

By Kweku Anwti-Otoo||Ghana