Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of Local Government Service

Head of the Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, has revealed that members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) have agreed to return to work.

It follows days of meetings between the Association and government to resolve the industrial action caused by government’s non-payment of an agreed Neutrality Allowance for CLOGSAG members.

Speaking on PM Express, Monday, Dr Arthur said both the government and CLOGSAG have shown good faith as far as the matter is concerned.

The Employment Ministry is expected to communicate decisions taken at the stakeholder meetings to the Finance Ministry and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.

“Based on that, then CLOGSAG executives will call off the strike…the indication is that government is working on it, government is committed to it.

“When the letter gets to CLOGSAG, the strike will be called off,” he stated.

Meanwhile, government has agreed to pay the Neutrality Allowance in the last quarter of this year.

It, however, will change the name since it does not sit well with the government.

“Forget about the terminology that we called it because that terminology or nomenclature doesn’t sit well with us as government. So, let’s have a team to look at how it is going to be called.

“However, that allowance we’ll give to you, effective the last quarter of the year,” Dr Nana Ato Arthur stated.

Members of CLOGSAG began an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 21 over the nonpayment of the neutrality allowance.

They argued that despite official reminders and follow ups, payment of the Neutrality Allowance had not been effected as agreed.