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CLOSSAG petitions government over Single Spine Pay Policy

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The Accra District Branch of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) on Wednesday sent a petition to the Government about the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

The petition said it was against the manner by which the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) was handling the SSPP.

The Chairman of CLOGSAG, Mr. George Mensah, who read the petition at a meeting of the association in Accra, said the FWSC was grossly incompetent in handling the pay policy.

Mr. Mensah noted that the commission is not keeping track with the history underlining the purpose of the SSPP, especially, the alleged disappointing role played by Dr. Paa Kwasi Ndoum, former Minister of Public Sector Reform, who in 2005 failed in his bid to implement the partial monetisation of allowances for Civil and Local Government Workers.

He said the recent Meet-the-Press, which was organised by the FWSC indicated that the commission had begun migrating various salary structures of the Public Sector Organizations onto the Single Spine Salary Structure after they earlier admitted that there was no salary structure in place.

Mr. Mensah added that the FWSC the consultancy for the evaluation of jobs in the Civil and Local Government Service Organisation should be given to the Management Services Division of the Office of the Head of Civil Service.

In an interview with Ghana News Agency, later, Mr. Mensah said FWSC was mandated to ensure the fair running of the SSPP.

He said CLOGSAG had used a number of platforms to talk about the plight of their members in line with the new pay policy.

CLOGSAG therefore calls on Government to objectively and dispassionately revisit the SSPP and go by its own directives on the policy as contained in the white paper.

This Mr. Mensah said would ensure fairness, equity and transparency for its members.

The association also called for the immediate dissolution of the FWSC.

Source: GNA

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