Mr Isaac Bampoe Addo, Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG explained that the migration of its members into the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) about two years ago had a negative impact on members, hence the planned industrial action.
He said three different committees instituted by government recommended that a premium should be paid to compensate the affected persons but nothing had come out of it.
Mr Addo said the national executives of CLOGSAG followed up and commenced a voluntary arbitration with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), National Labour Commission and other stakeholders but getting to the end of the process the FWSC pulled out.
“Under the circumstances, the executive of CLOSAG has decided to embark on a nationwide strike in conformity with section 159 of the Labour Act, 2003 (651), which permit the union to do so. We have suffered too much and enough is enough,” he noted.
Mr Addo reminded government that all the successful programmes the country boast of were as a result of the hard work of its members nationwide.
He advised CLOGSAG members to participate in the three tier pension scheme programmes to secure their future.