Labour Commission orders CLOSAG to call off strike

StrikeNational Labour Commission (NLC), has ordered the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) to call of its strike action and resume work with immediate effect.

The NLC said the strike action currently being embarked upon by members of CLOGSAG is illegal and a gross violation of the Labour Act (Act 651).

The directive was made in a release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday after representatives of CLOGSAG failed to appear before the NLC to hear and settle the dispute over the payment of interim market premium.

It said both CLOGSAG and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) were invited to appear before the NLC, on August 3, but CLOGSAG in a letter dated August 3, stated their inability to honour the invitation.

It said they indicated in the letter that their solicitor had traveled out of Accra and therefore has humbly requested a rescheduling of the hearing to August 10, 2016.

The release said CLOGSAG and FWSC shall both appear before the NLC on August 10 at 1500 hours and present their various positions on the disputed issue of interim market premium for a determination and or settlement by the NLC.

It urged parties to comply with the directive.

Source: GNA

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