12 labour unions begin indefinite strike


Some workers belonging to the 12 labour unions that started an indefinite strike on Wednesday defied the directive and reported for work.

wpid-strike.jpgSome of them told the GNA in their offices that they had not received any circular from the leadership of their unions, hence the decision to be at work.

The unions declared an indefinite strike on October 22 to protest government?s failure to pay public sector workers their second tier pension funds into a private accounts.

Monies from workers monthly deductions is said to be at the Bank of Ghana for the past four years without being invested in any profitable venture.

Some of the unions on strike are the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Public and Health Service Workers Union and the Ghana Registered Nurses Association.

The rest are the Government Hospital Pharmacists Association, Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG).

The government has described the strike as illegal and appealed to the unions to come to the negotiation table for an amicable settlement.


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