The TUC says plans still stand for Public Sector workers to go on strike on the 18th of this month, but noted that it is still open to negotiations and discussions to get the tariffs increases staggered before the ultimatum date.
It says the present problem stems from the fact that the Automatic Adjustment formula which was agreed upon was not allowed to work and the PURC which is supposed to be an independent institution is not in the true sense of the word.
The Secretary General of the TUC, Kofi Asamoah and the General Secretary of Public Service Workers Union, Richard Ampaabeng, stated this on our Current Affairs “FOCUS Programme” which discussed labour unrest in the country.
A Director of Grievances and Negotiations of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Cornelius Yawson, said workers need to differentiate between their right to go on strike and the law.
This, he said, will enable them appreciate the implications regarding salaries and employment issues.
For his part, an ADR and Labour Management Practitioner, Benjamin Arthur, drew attention to the fact that in labour law, workers who go on legal strikes are entitled to their remuneration and continuous employment.
He also suggested that government can target specific areas to help bring down the tariff.
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