The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has begun its intended strike from today Thursday, April 21 over the government’s failure to pay its members their neutrality allowance.
In a statement, The Association said the neutrality allowance formed part of a Memorandum of Understanding entered into with the government on January 20, 2022.
According to CLOSAG, despite official reminders and follow ups to the Finance Ministry, payment of the allowance has not been effected after more than three months as agreed.
The Association, according to the group, expected the allowance to have been implemented immediately after a meeting with government and an MoU to that effect signed on January 20, 2022, but after more than three months, the allowance was yet to be paid.
“It was noted that the neutrality allowance has not been effected as agreed in spite of official reminders and follow-ups to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning”
“The National Executive Council (NEC) therefore decided that CLOGSAG should embark on an industrial action to press home its demand for the implementation of the MoU,” the statement said.
CLOGSAG said it has notified the National Labour Commission, the Civil Service Council, Local Government Service Council and other stakeholders of the intended strike, which will continue until the challenge is addressed.
Scores of Ghanaians seeking the services of some government institutions like the Registrar General Department were left unattended. stranded today.
Read Statement on intended strike on 5th April