Stop the illegal salary deductions – LGWU

money-cashThe Ashanti Regional branch of the Local Government Workers Union (LGWU) is angry over what it says is the illegal salary deductions and is asking for immediate refund.

It said its members since July, 2014, have been seeing on their pay slip two per cent monthly deductions, which are paid to a rival union – the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSAG), something it said was completely unacceptable.

The branch union has therefore given the national executive of CLOSAG, two months to return the money unlawfully taken from their salaries.

Mr. Herold Opoku Amankwah, the Regional Chairman, said they would use all legal processes to get their money back.

He told a press conference in Kumasi that they were unhappy with the way things were being handled.

He stated that CLOSAG had no right to make any deductions from their salaries in the name of CLOSAG Fund – a third tier pension scheme and its savings and loans scheme.

He said it was wrong for anybody to do this without the consent of workers of the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).

That, Mr. Amankwah said, was a blatant disregard for the labour laws.

Source: GNA

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