Some aggrieved public sector workers who hit the streets of Accra to register their displeasure over what they describe as poor conditions of service have asked the Akufo-Addo Government to give them realistic salaries.
They are against the 4% and 7% base pay increase proposed by the government for public sector workers for 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The group wants public sector salaries to be increased by 25% instead.
Speaking to Citi News, one of the protesters, Ishmael Twum, insisted that they are not going to settle for any excuse from the government.
“The four percent increment is about GHS20 to GHS40. What can this do for us? How can they improve on the conditions of service of Article 71 holders and leave us behind.”
“Government cannot pin this unfair treatment on the current economic conditions. In which country are the Article 71 holders?” he quizzed.
Meanwhile, the leader of the group, Norbert Gborgbortsi said none of them was was sponsored to hit the streets over the poor conditions of service.
” We all came here because we are aggrieved. This is just to show the government that we have the numbers. This is just the beginning. If the government does not respond to our petition earlier presented with the week, they will hear more of us,” he added.