POTAG on red alert to resist delayed single spine migration
5/9/2012 1:16:17 PM -
The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) is on red alert to resist further delays in their migration unto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Members at the Kumasi Polytechnic have decried the slow pace of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) in their migration, saying they have met all processing requirements.
POTAG recognises that a lot of strides have been made so far, for instance the Grading Structure and the Market Premium have been determined; the mapping by the Polytechnics with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) was also completed about three weeks ago.
The Commission has however requested POTAG to furnish it with the bio-data of members before migration could be done.
But the Association feels discriminated, explaining that other institutions on the SSSS did not furnish the FWSC with their bio-data as a pre-condition for their migration.
'POTAG, Kumasi Polytechnic takes a great exception to this directive and calls on the FWSC to, as a matter of urgency, importance and alacrity take steps to pay the single spine salary to its members at the end of May 2012 without further delay', a statement issued by the Association demanded.
The group says it shall not accept the old salary on the defunct Universal Salary Structure at the end of May 2012, and indeed, no excuses shall be entertained from the FWSC.
According to the POTAG Chairman at K-Poly, Edmond Oppong-Peprah, tensions are high on campus, and has therefore urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, and the Controller and Accountant General's Department to do everything possible to ensure that POTAG is migrated and paid its Single Spine Salary by the end of May 2012.
'POTAG-Kumasi cannot guarantee the reaction of members, and indeed cannot be held responsible for any unrest if POTAG does not receive its Single Spine Salary by the end of May 2012', he warned.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh/Luv Fm/Ghana