The leadership of Trades Union Congress has explained why the accepted 4% and 7% salary increament from the Government of Ghana for the years 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Speaking during a press conference held on 26th July, 2021, the TUC leadership indicated that they accepted 4% and 7% salary increament from the Government because of some other arrangements.
According to them, they got the Government of Ghana to move from it’s position or decision not to increase salaries to get an increament of 4% for 2021 and 7% for 2022.
The leadership of the Trades Union Congress further added that they got the Government to accept the following conditions in addition to the 4% increment for 2021 and 7% for 2022.
(1) That during the agreement period (2021-2022) government shall not declare any public sector worker redundant. In other words, all the over 700,000 public sector workers will keep their jobs no matter the state of the economy and government finances.
(2) That government shall not freeze employment in the public service.This means, government will continue to employ workers into the public service.
(3) That all workers will be vaccinated against Covid-19 during the agreement period (2021-2022).
(4) That government will pay social security contributions (with special reference to the second-tier contributions) regularly.
The press conference which was help earlier today included the Trades Union Congress and it’s affiliates;
1. Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
2. National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).
3. Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH.).
4. Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG).
5. Judicial Services Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG).
6. Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA).
7. Ghana Medical Association (GMA).
8. National Association of Registered Midwives (NARM).
9. Government Hospitals Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA).
10. University Teachers Association (UTAG).
11 Technical Universities Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG).
12. Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG).
13. Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU).