POTAG Fights Govt Over SSSS MigrationBy Daily Guide
5/11/2012 4:01:33 PM -
The Polytechnic Teachers' Association of Ghana (POTAG) has decried the slow pace of their migration onto the scheme by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).
Members of Kumasi Polytechnic have called on government to intervene in the matter to ensure their migration onto the SSSS.
FWSC has requested POTAG to furnish it with bio-data of members before the migration could be done.
But POTAG has explained that other institutions on SSSS did not furnish FWSC with bio-data as a pre-condition.
Edmund Oppong, Chairman of POTAG Kumasi said, 'Originally the migrations should have been done in December 2011, this was not possible. We (POTAG) are the first to admit that a lot of strides have been made so far. The gradient structure has been done, the premium has been set though POTAG gain a lot of concession.'
'Mapping was done about a month ago and we wonder what stopped the Fair Wages and Salary Commission, Ministry of Finance and Economy Planning, the Controller and Accountant's General Department from migrating and paying us (POTAG) our single spine salaries.'
'Among all the public servant that were migrated, none of them was asked to present the bio-data, so why POTAG,' he quizzed.
He advised FWSC and government to act promptly since POTAG would not be held liable if the tension degenerates into a strike, adding 'we are presently on a red alert, the red flags are high and we do not want the situation to pertain into a strike action before the government acts, so government should advise itself and act now.'