The Civil and Local Government Service Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has declared a nationwide strike beginning Wednesday, July 3, 2024, over what they say is the non implementation of the new salary structure by the government.
A notice dated July 2, 2024, signed by Isaac Bampoe Addo, Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, asked all staff to stay away from work until further notice.
Later, at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, the association said the implementation of the new salary structure, which was agreed upon with the government and has been due for implementation since January 2023, had been delayed for one and a half years.
CLOGSAG thus directed its members and secretariat across the country to “stay away from work” from the effective date.

He said the decision was taken by CLOGSAG’s National Executive Council, and that was the only body that had the power to overturn the directive.
In 2022, CLOGSAG signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government that, effective January 1, 2023, civil and local government staff would be placed on a new salary structure, in compliance with persistent calls by CLOGSAG for improved working conditions.
It is believed the National Labour Commission would meet the executives of CLOSAG, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, to discuss the way forward.
Ahead of the press conference, the GNA observed Tuesday afternoon that many offices at the Ministerial Enclave as well as trees and signposts at road intersections had red bands to signal the intended nationwide strike.
Some members of CLOGSAG were also clad in red as they went about their work in some offices within the Ministerial enclave.

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