Joshua Ansah, the Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress [TUC], has intimated that Organized Labour won’t campaign for cost of living allowance next year.
Specifically, he said, that will necessitate a pay raise.
In contrast to the cost of living allowance they get, Mr. Ansah claimed that pay increases will have a good impact on their pension and other benefits.
Speaking to journalists in Accra, as sighted by 1Family Radio, Joshua Ansnah, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, said, “I don’t think it will be wise for us to go for COLA because COLA does not affect our pensions and doesn’t affect our earnings. We therefore believe that it is better for us to go straight and obtain what is owed to us’’.
Recall that I said that if the government wants to approach the IMF, we want to warn them that their choices and demands shouldn’t affect the minimum wage in this nation. I believe that we will stand by that point.
It would be recalled that the government introduced a 15 percent base pay as a cost of living allowance [COLA] for public workers to cushion them during economic crises.
The base pay is the initial salary paid to an employee, not including any benefits or bonuses.