Organised Labour Petitions Gov't For 50% Increase In Workers' Salaries Following Utility Hikes

Organised Labour Petitions Gov't For 50% Increase In Workers' Salaries Following Utility Hikes

Following the recent hikes in utility tariffs and petroleum prices, pressure group, Organised Labour  has called on government to effect a 50 percent hike in the salaries of public sector workers.

Speaking in the failed settlement with government over a reduction on utility tariffs, chairman of the Tema District Council of Labour, Wilson Agana reveals his outfit will do everything possible to ensure that government will heed to their call for an increase in salaries since that remains the only way employees could survive in the wake of the current economic crisis.

The calls by Organised Labour follows a stalemate in discussions between government and the various unions over the hikes in utility prices - a development which has been seen as a recipe for a bout of protests in the country should government still insist on the increment.

Meanwhile, employment and Labour Minister, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed that the new increment in taxes and tariffs is just a means by which government seeks to solve the country’s economic problems, including fixing the power crisis.

 

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