The national executive of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, (CLOGSAG) on Tuesday called on its members to continue to remain calm and to go about their normal duties with due diligence as the leadership reviews issues concerning the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
According to the executives, the labour front seemed to be experiencing disequilibrium and industrial unrest as a result of the migration of public sector workers previously on the Ghana Universal Salary Structure (GUSS) onto SSSS.
A statement signed by Mr Issac Bampoe Addo, Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said CLOGSAG had set up a technical committee that was constantly reviewing issues concerning the implementation of the SSSS, as it affected Civil and Local Government Staff.
“It is evident that our collaborative effort with the Civil Service Council, the Office of the Head of Civil Service and the National Security is paving way for the resolution of issues relating to the job evaluation for CLOGSAG members,” it said.
The statement said it would continue to use legitimate means to draw attention to other pending issues on the implementation of the single spine pay policy.
“We reiterate our appeal to members to remain calm while CLOGSAG pursues their social and economic interests in a manner that would not jeopardize the fortunes and present conditions of Civil and Local Government Staff,” it added.
CLOGSAG in a resolution adopted at their 11th Quadrennial National Delegates’ Congress held at the University of Cape Coast from January 11 to 15, 2011, called on the government to immediately address concerns it raised on the single spine pay policy concerning its members.
It also warned that the Association would not be coerced to negotiate under the Public Sector Joint Standing Negotiating Committee, and would use all legitimate means at its disposal to protect members’ rights to negotiate.