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More labour unrests coming if salaries aren’t increased – TUC warns Akufo-Addo

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has expressed serious concerns over the salaries of workers on the payroll of the government, saying there will be more labour agitations if nothing is done about the situation.

The largest labour union believes the use of dialogue to resolve issues with their employer, the government, has achieved very little results over the years, the reason workers are piling pressure on the government to better the low wages they earn.

The Secretary General of the TUC, Dr. Anthony Baah, who warned of more unrests in the labour front gave the government up to June to fix the challenges or else workers will resort to unpleasant means to press home their demands.

“We resort to talking and dialogue and we have been doing this for at least over the last six years, and there is no result to show for it and that is why there is anger,” Dr Baah stated in an interview on The Point of View on Citi TV on Wednesday.

“…If they [the government] do not listen to us through the dialogue, we will do what trade unions do. If government doesn’t change its way of doing things in terms of protecting incomes and jobs, I can tell you that things will happen,” he said.

The Trades Union Congress, in heightened its call on the government to increase salaries, have supported the setting up of a committee towards reviewing the Single Spine Pay Policy.

“Reviewing the Single Spine Pay Policy and making sure our incomes are protected is our priority. If inflation keeps going up, it will come to a point where we can’t take it anymore, and that will start serious labour unrests in this country which will not be good for us,” Dr Baah noted.




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