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17.01.2011 General News

CLOGSAG Calls For Awards Scheme

By Shirley Asiedu-Addo - Daily Graphic
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The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has asked the government to institute an awards scheme in recognition of hard-working and deserving civil servants and local government service staff.

This, CLOGSAG stated, would motivate workers to work harder and increase productivity for national development.

In a resolution adopted at the close of its 11th Quadrennial National Delegates Congress in Cape Coast, CLOGSAG also called on the government to ensure that the various departments and agencies were well-resourced for the discharge of their mandates.

They further called on government to extend free medical service to retired civil and local government workers.

The newly elected President, Alhaji Mahamadou Azonko, who read the resolution, also called on the government to take steps to immediately address CLOGSAG’s concerns about the Single Spine Salary Structure.

He said CLOGSAG could not be coerced into negotiating under the Public Sector Joint Standing Negotiating Committee and would use all legitimate means at its disposal to protect the right of its members to negotiate.

He stated that since CLOGSAG members did not enjoy any increase in salaries for 2010, any salary adjustment should take effect from January 1, 2010.

Earlier in his acceptance speech, Alhaji Azonko urged members of CLOGSAG to resolve to work harder to justify their demands for improved conditions of service.

He pledged that the new executive would improve supervision and unite members for the attainment of all their common objectives.

He also stated that the new executive would endeavour to complete all ongoing projects begun by their predecessors and also initiate a number of programmes to bridge the gap between the executive and members of the association.

The new executive has Mr Evans Dzikunu as the Vice President, Mr J. Appiah Sarpong, Treasurer and Messrs Eugene Koranteng Henaku and Kwame Asamoah Dwomo and Ms Adjele Mensah Amoako as Trustees.

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