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TEWU group demands mandate to prepare salaries

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The Central Executive Committee of Polytechnics Local Unions (CECPLU) of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), has called on government to mandate Polytechnics to prepare their own salaries as it is done by the universities.

CECPLU said that there had been some continuous distortions and fluctuations in their salaries without any justification from the Controller and Accountant-General, adding that while in one breath incorrect salaries were paid, several others received low and unrealistic amounts.

The Resolution signed by Mr Peter K. Lumor and Mr Mohammed S. Bogobiri, National Chairman and General-Secretary respectively of TEWU, said deductions of salary allowance in respect of earned overtime were effected from arrears paid.

It said the unfortunate non-issuance of pay slips by the Controller and Accountant-General had become the norm since January 2012 “to some of our employees.”

The Resolution cited other shortcomings from the Controller and Accountant-General to include: the Non-issuance of deductions schedules/advice since July 2011, delay/non-correction of reported problems on salaries of polytechnic employees unsolved, failure in the payment of approved single spine salary as scheduled and the non-payment of overtime allowances since June 2011.

The CECPLU demanded that the anomalies must be corrected without delay, adding “all single spine salary arrears must be paid by April 30, 2012”.

Source: GNA

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