CLOSSAG declares nationwide strike Monday

Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSSAG) says its members will start a nationwide strike Monday, October 14,2013 to demand their unpaid allowances.

This was conveyed accordance with a directive issued by National Executives Committee asking its members to lay down their tools.

The leadership of CLOSSAG has been battling the National Labour Commission (NLA) over the payment of their allowances over the years.

Speaking to Citi News, CLOSSAG’s Director of Welfare and Projects, Benjamin Agyari said the workers have been forced to take the decision because their concerns have consistently been ignored.

According to him, the planned strike action is perfectly legal because it does not contravene the provisions of the Labour Act.

“The strike is going to be a knockout; our members are expected to be in their homes but we are going according to the rules in the Labour Act”.

Benjamin Agyari stated emphatically that they will not rescind their decision until their allowances are paid.