Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) will on Thursday, January 20, 2022 begin an industrial strike.
According to the association’s leadership, it has been informing all key stakeholders of its planned action since December 22, 2021.
The strike according to the union is being held to express their dissatisfaction with the government’s refusal to respond to their requests for better working conditions after forwarding a recommended salary structure to the government through the ministry of finance.
“This is to confirm the National Executive Council (NEC) decision that from 20 January, 2022, the Civil and Local Government Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) will embark on a nationwide strike to press home their demand for better conditions of service. By this letter, all CLOGSAG members in the Ministries Departments, and Agencies, as well as the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, are informed to stay at home from Thursday 20, January 2022 until further notice,” the statement sighted by GhanaWeb said.
“In similar vein, by this letter, all Chief Directors, Heads of Departments, Regional Coordinating Directors, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Coordinating Directors are duly informed,” the statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the association, Isaac Bampoe Addo added.
Several government-employed groups and associations have gone on strike in the first months of 2022, demanding better working conditions.
The University Teachers Association (UTAG), the Teachers’ and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), and the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) have all declared strike actions over their working conditions in the month of January, which has yet to end.