NAGRAT In Upper West Joins Call For Increment In Salary
The Upper West Regional National Association of Graduate Teacher have added their support in calling for the government to increase the salary by 20% of public sector workers.
According to the association, their group members can no longer cope with the recent economic hardship in the country, therefore they are pleading with the government to help eradicate the hardships for the public sector workers by increasing their salaries.
At this year’s National May Day celebration, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, Dr. Yaw Buaben appealed to the government to increase the cost of living allowance for the public sectors allowance.
On June 7, 2022, the vice president called on the government again to increase the public sector salary by 20%, but the plea proved futile.
The government paid no heed to the association’s plea.
The Upper West Regional Chairman of NAGRAT, Harrun Ussif Kadiri at a press conference held today, June 24, 2022, addressed the media with their concerns, hence their members can no longer cope with the economic hardship.
“Prices of goods and services continue to rise day by day in addition to the introduction of new taxes. This has worsened the already bad situation, and yet the teacher’s salary remains the same. In the face of all these challenges, labor unions pleaded with the government to cushion the Ghanaian worker by granting the cost of living allowance to help mitigate the mass suffering of the Ghanaian worker but the calls seem to be falling on deaf ears”.
The association threatened a demonstration if the government pays no heed to them.