The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) is requesting for a 20 percent Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for all public service workers in the country.
The TUC claims that the high rate of inflation in the country is the driving factor for the demand for COLA.
“The proposed COLA will not only cushion workers and pensioners from the harsh effects of inflation but more importantly, it will prevent them from mass poverty,” it said in a statement.
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Public Service workers expected to benefit from the allowance include the Fire Service, the Police Service, the Prison Service, Immigration Service, among others.
The government has recently been under pressure from the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) to pay its members’ cost of living allowances by the end of June or face strike action.
Following similar threats made by the National Association of Graduate Teachers, the TEWU demanded compliance.