Joy 99.7 FM is currently holding a stakeholders’ forum that seeks to address the many public sector strike action that has plagued the country.
Barely a week after GNAT, NAGRAT and TEWU suspended a week-long strike, UTAG has also begun their strike after a meeting with government for a payment plan for the arrears of the 2012 market premium hit a snag.
Doctors as well as Government Pharmacists have also rung the alarm bells for a possible industrial action.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the state institution tasked to address the grievances of public sector workers has admitted that the incessant strike actions have put a lot of pressure on them.
The unrest at the labour front has been a major source of worry for the president with the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, becoming the chief negotiator between government, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the aggrieved workers.
Bani has achieved some successes as well as failures. Some of the public sector workers returned from the negotiating table and suspended their strike action. Others too have resolved to continue their strike until all their grievances have been met.
Your Super Station and thought leader- Joy FM– has all the stakeholders under one roof at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel to address the teething challenges in the labour front.
Officials from the National Labour Commission, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG), Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU), the Ghana Medical Association, (GMA) as well as officials from the Ministries of Finance and Employment will brainstorm on the issue of labour agitations and find a lasting solution to the problem.
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