27.04.2005 Regional News

Upper East Regional Council of Labour sends resolution to government

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Bolgatanga, April 27, GNA - The Upper East Regional Council of Labour (RCL) has stated that the current economic situation in which workers find themselves as a result of poor salaries make it difficult for them to give of their best.

The RCL further indicated that the increases in the price of petroleum products have further worsened the plight of workers as salaries have not been adjusted to cushion them against the resultant market fluctuations.

In a resolution presented to government, the Council said that tariffs on utilities are likely to be increased as a result of the upward adjustment in petroleum products.

The Council, therefore, resolved that should the government fail to adjust salaries to commensurate with the increases in the shortest possible time, and also act swiftly to counteract any increases in utility tariffs, workers would have no alternative but to register their grievances appropriately.

The resolution was made after a regional council of labour meeting held in Bolgatanga on Thursday.

The meeting was addressed by the Deputy Secretary-General in-charge of operations, Mr Kofi Asamoah and Togbe Ado Drayi II, Head of organisation Department all of the TUC.

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