Government Workers Demonstrates for better Salary
Mr Azubila Emmanuel Abdul-Salam, Executive Secretary for the Coalition appealed to the government to review the 4% and 7% increments of the public worker's salary.
Coalition against the Leadership of Trade Union Congress and Organized Labour, a subsidiary of Anchoring Development Advocacy Movement (ADAM) has held a demonstration in Tamale against 4% and 7% salary increment for government workers for the year 2021- 2022 on the founders day.
About a hundred Government workers clad in red thronged the principal street of Tamale holding several placards with different inscriptions like 'We cannot survive with 4 and 7 per cent, 'Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah and Bampoe Addo sold Ghanaian workers', Treat workers like humbling, Mr President.'
Executive Secretary for the Coalition against the Leadership of TUC and Organized Labour, Mr Azubila Emmanuel Abdul-Salam addressing the gathering said the demonstration is aimed to send a clear signal to government and leaders of organized labour and Trades Union Congress (TUC) displeasure against the 4% and 7% salary increment.
He confirmed the leadership of TUC and the Organized Labour especially Dr Anthony Yaw Baah and Bampoe Addo for agreeing with the government to increase the salary of Ghanaian workers by 4% and 7% respectively.
He said leadership gave fabulous reasons after endorsing the salary increment with the government without considering the price of goods and services next year.
Mr Emmanuel described the increment as wicked, and an insult to all workers in Ghana.
To him, both the leadership of TUC and Organized Labour went into negotiation with the government purposely to fill their pocket, and not to put forward the interest of workers.
He threatened that members of the various Union will soon stop paying dues if the leadership fail to sit up.
According to him, public sector workers are currently fighting two viruses which include the covid-19 pandemic and the salary increment.
He said the freedom Kwame Nkrumah fought for Ghana has been taken away from the public workers, with a limited number of people enjoying it.
He appealed to the government to review the salary increment because they cannot survive with the 4% and 7% increments.
Mr Emmanuel further noted that the Coalition will continue to protest until their demands are meet.