CCT-GH declares its position on negotiations of salaries increment for the next three years

Mr. King Ali Awudu
Mr. King Ali Awudu

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) has declared its position on the possible negotiations of salaries increment for the next three years, says they will not be part of such engagement.

According to the Teacher Union, they are disappointed in the Ministry of Finance for taking a unilateral decision to freeze salaries increamemt for public sector workers especially teachers.

In a statement, the National President of CCT-GH Mr. King Ali Awudu said, they cannot restraint their membership from any action if salaries increamemt are freeze for three years as stated by the Finance Ministry.

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“We have cited a statement making the airwaves to have been purportedly released by a Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Finance that indicates that there would be no salary increment for the next three years.”

“CCT Ghana wish to express its highest disappointment in such publication and call on the Ministry of Finance as a matter of urgency to disassociate itself from this publication and render an unqualified apology to well-meaning Ghanaians for such unfortunate statement emanating from the Ministry.”

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“Workers have done enough sacrifice for the past years in terms of salary paid to workers especially teachers and the recent hikes in prices of goods and service and taxes per the 2021 budget should
concern the ministry than issuing such unhealthy statements.”

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“We wish to indicate that these comments go a long way to affect the spirit of negotiations in fairness and good faith. Negotiations are already ongoing with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations together with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission with a representation from the Ministry of Finance. Negotiations are set to be completed by end of April 2021.”

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“Hence, Such comments from a heavy player like the Ministry of Finance is prejudicial and we shall not succumb to it.”

“We wish to state emphatically that, the CCT-GH will not be part of any negotiations that seem not to Increase salaries for the next three years. In fact, not even for one year. We cannot also as well restraint our members from any action if such is done as stated by the Finance Ministry.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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