• Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Parliament to engage CLOGSAG to call off strike

Parliament has taken steps to break the impasse over the government’s neutrality allowance negotiations with federal servants.

The Local Government Committee of Parliament will meet with the leadership of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) to persuade them to end their strike, according to a letter sighted riversfmonline.com.

Following the government’s failure to pay the allowance as promised in January, CLOGSAG lay down its tools on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

They say that the neutrality provision ensures that civil and local government employees do not engage in politics while doing their duties in their respective offices.

Many persons seeking government services have been left stuck due to the three-week strike.

Many well-known people have criticized the workers’ strike decision.

Individuals such as Kofi Bentil, Vice President of IMANI Africa, and Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), have advised state officials to quit if they are unable to remain neutral in their jobs.

Other groups have urged the Association to reconsider their decision and return to work.

Despite these objections and persuasions, civil servants say that the strike will be called off only if the government follows through on its pledge to pay them the neutrality allowance.

In the meantime, the deadline for presenting the payment plan has passed, and the government has yet to return to the negotiating table.

As a result, the legislature is the most recent institution to interfere in order to persuade CLOGSAG to end its strike.

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