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18.03.2009 General News

Civil Servants to march to Castle on salary issues

By GNA
Civil Servants to march to Castle on salary issues

The Civil Servants Association (CSA) on Wednesday said members would be compelled to suspend work on Friday to march to the seat of government to demand answers to why their six-month (January–June 2008) salary arrears have not yet been paid.

The Association is also questioning the rationale behind the decision of the Controller and Accountant General to make recoveries of overpayment on their January to June 2008 salary arrears as well as their March 2009 salary

At a press conference in Accra, Mr Evans Dzikunu, Chairman of the Greater Accra branch of the CSA said all recoveries relating to overpayment were made as far back as October last year.

Mr. Dzikunu said a meeting between the management of the Controller and Accountant General's Department and the CSA on Monday March 2, this year in Accra concluded that, there were no further recoveries of overpayment of salaries to be made from their salary arrears.

He therefore, called on the Controller and Accountant General to cancel the intended recoveries in order to forestall industrial unrest.

Meanwhile, the national executives of the CSA are currently locked up in a meeting with the Controller and Accountant General to resolve the issue.

GNA

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