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Strike: CLOGSAG skips second meeting with NLC

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The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has, for the second time, failed to attend a meeting with the government and the National Labour Commission, (NLC) despite being summoned to address their concerns.

The association initiated an industrial action on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, over the government’s inability to implement a new salary structure approved by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, one and a half years after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was reached.

However, NLC’s efforts to bring CLOGSAG to the negotiating table have proven futile. The strike has crippled several government institutions, including the Registrar General’s Department and other key ministries.

Speaking to the media the Director of Administration and Human Resource at the National Labour Commission, Dr. Bernice Welbeck explained that the government has reported ongoing private engagements as the reason for their absence.

She added that the case has been adjourned to Wednesday, July 17.

“So the respondent, which is the government, appeared and reported that the parties were still engaged and so prayed for an extension of time. So the case is adjourned to the 17th for reporting. So, in fact, the government, and the respondents actually came to report that the parties are engaged.

“If they are engaging in settlement, it’s fine. What we want is results. Once again, you see, the issue is that the respondent, which is the government, the employer, came and said that in the matter that is before the commission, the parties are engaged towards settlement, and so that is that.

“If parties are talking, if there are two parties in the dispute, and if they have agreed to talk and they are talking and they need time to settle, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. Because, after all, the end result is that there should be a settlement. So I think that is that,” she stated.

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