Organised labour demand over 75% increment in base pay in order to meet the rising curve at which cost of goods and services have reached therefore, negotiations are been initiated with the government.
On Monday, November 13 2023, discussions between the government and representative of the organised labour indicated that, labour is requesting for a minimum of 60% base pay while government had proposed to settle for a 15% increment.
The deputy general secretary for the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Joshua Ansah in an interview with a local media outlet said even though they were seeking for over 75% increment, government also requested for only 10% increments hence, the Union revised thier decision and was willing to settle for 60%.
“When we tabled the 75.1%, government came with 10% … that is why we reviewed our stance to 60%,” Mr Ansah clarified.
However, Organised Labour would be at the negotiation table with government on 14th November,2023 in order to secure an agreement with government. Meanwhile, Organised Labour has affirmed that, government accepting their proposal wouldn’t have any negative effect on government budget hence, they’re hoping government accepts their proposal.