COLA To Be Scrab By Government – Deputy Employment Minister

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The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations has disclosed that authorities would droop the 15 p.c Price of Dwelling Allowance (COLA) for members of organized labour when the circumstances that necessitated it are not any extra.

In response to the Ministry, the allowance is on account of sure components which have arisen, so, if the components are not any extra, it might be suspended.

“We have agreed that the Cost of Living Allowance will be paid effective 1st July. As the name applies, it is an allowance which is a result of certain factors that have arisen in the course of the year so as and when these factors are no longer there, there will not be the relevance to continue with it,” Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Shiny Wereko Brobby advised Citi Information.

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Not too long ago, The assorted employee unions declared an indefinite strike in demand of a 20 p.c price of residing allowance to cushion them towards the present financial hardship.

The assorted employee unions, together with the 4 instructor unions, the Ghana Medical Affiliation, and the Public Sector Staff Union, amongst others, demanded the cost of 20 p.c of their primary salaries as Price of Dwelling Allowance (COLA) because of the present financial state of affairs within the nation.

Negotiations dragged on for over two weeks, compelling CCT, GNAT, NAGRAT, and TEWU to embark on industrial motion to insist on their calls for.

However the authorities has reached a consensus with them for the cost of 15 p.c of the allowance efficient July 1, 2022.


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