Organized Labour has given government a two-week ultimatum to pay funds under the new pension scheme.
The group said attempts to get government to transfer their monies from the Temporary Pension Fund Account managed by the National Pensions Regulatory Authority to their independent fund managers have proved futile.
[contextly_sidebar id=”GKeSyavPLWDsSKYUtigRrfOWaSVx0UN2″]Speaking at the labour union’s press conference, the Executive Secretary of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG), Isaac Bampoe-Addo asked government to respond to this final appeal or face the rage of retiring workers.
“…We have written a petition with no response…we decided that the best approach that will enable the President to listen to us is through discussion,” he explained.
Organised Labour declared its decision to embark on a one-day protest against the current economic challenges on Thursday, 24 July, 2014 and asked “all workers in the formal and informal sector to stay away from work and converge on designated locations in Accra and other regional capitals to demonstrate.”
Speaking at the 2014 edition of Eid-Ul Fitr prayers at the Kumasi Central Mosque, Presindet Mahama pledged that he will treat the concerns of Organised Labour’s demonstration with all the seriousness it deserves as it has inspired him to ‘’work harder.’’
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana