Conditions Of Service In The Public Service Need Improvement – Nana Akufo-Addo Admits
President Nana Akufo-Addo has admitted publicly that conditions of service in the public service need improvement during his May Day speech to workers.
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the president’s speech was on the theme, “Protecting Jobs and Incomes In The Era Of Covid-19 And Beyond.”
Nana Akufo-Addo also said improvements to conditions of service must be made in a way that does not affect Ghana’s already burdened public coffers.
“I will be the first to admit that conditions of service, in the wider public service, need improvement. However, these should be done within budgetary constraints to ensure that we do not put excessive pressure on our public finances,” the President said at the May Day parade at the Black Star Square.
He also admonished public sector workers to improve their productivity to justify the payment of a living wage instead of the minimum wage.
The president’s comments follow multiple industrial actions by labour unions in the public sector over poor conditions of service.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOSSAG), and the Colleges of Education Teachers Association (CETAG) have all declared strikes for days at different times this year over their conditions of service.
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