Saturday 29th February, 2020
Tamale, Feb. 29, GNA
– The Northern, North East and Savannah Regional Councils of the Civil and
Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) have declared their
support for the decision of their National Executive Council (NEC) to embark on
a strike action on March 03, 2020.
Members of the
Northern, North East and Savannah Regional Councils of CLOGSAG arrived at this
decision after holding an emergency meeting in Tamale on Friday.
A statement issued
by the Association and signed by Mr Yushawu Abdul-Latif, its Regional Secretary
and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale, called on government to urgently
pay the agreed interim premium to its members.
In August, 2016
CLOGSAG signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with government for the
payment of a 15 per cent interim premium to all its members effective January
has only paid 10% interim premium to members of CLOGSAG.
In view of this, on
February 19, this year, the National Executive Council of CLOGSAG served notice
that it will embark on strike effective March 03, if government failed to fully
implement the MoU to pay the full 15% interim premium to its members.
The statement by the
three Regional Councils said “We, therefore, call on government to as a matter
of urgency, comply with the MoU on payment of interim premium to staff of Civil
and Local Government Services.”
It urged all its
members to continue to wear red arm bands and flags at vantage points to ensure
that its message got across to the country.