Accra, Jan. 9, GNA - The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, (CLOSAG) has called on its members to continue their normal duties while the Association finds ways of engaging the Government to re-negotiate their conditions of service.
In a statement signed by Mr Issac Bampoe Addo, Executive Secretary of CLOSAG, said the (2015) increases in the salaries and allowances were done without considering increases in utility and petroleum prices.
It said transportation fares are expected to rise with the resultant increase in food prices and other products.
''The repetitive appeals from our members, through direct contacts and telephone calls asking ''what Government is going to do to reduce the plight of the staff within the Civil and Local Government Services'' have been overwhelming'', it said.
The statement said, under the current circumstances, the Association is calling on the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations to consider the Re-negotiation of the base pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
It said it is the hope of the Association that their request would be heeded to by Government and treated as a matter of urgency.