The NLC said the two-week old strike is illegal and demanded the striking CLOGSAG members to return to work. But they have refused insisting they will only return after their demands have been met.
Members of CLOGSAG have been on strike over the past few weeks demanding the payment of market premium before they return to work.
However, the NLC described the strike as illegal saying the association failed to inform the NLC of their strike before starting it.
Executive Director of the Labour Commission, Charles Bawa Duah said they will meet CLOGSAG and the other parties involved tomorrow in a bid to resolve the issue.
“We have also invited the party to appear tomorrow [Wednesday], for the resolution of the substantive matter, that is whether or not they are entitled to be paid the intended market premium. Then also we are expecting them to call off the strike action, if they do not, the law requires us to file an application at the high court to enforce the directive of the NLC and we shall not hesitate to do that.”
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“We expect the parties to appear and present their various positions as to the claims they are making to enable the commission to resolve the matter. We also expect that CLOGSAG would appear and tell the Commission that they have called off the strike action. If they fail to show up, we will proceed to deal with the matter, a party cannot frustrate or thwart the work of the labour commission by staying away. If they stay away, the law requires us to proceed to deal with the matter,” he added.
The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Haruna Iddrisu has asked striking members of CLOGSAG to return to work or risk losing their August salaries.
But the striking members have called the bluff of the minister saying the threat to withhold their August salaries is in breach of the employer and employee relationship.