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NIA workers to begin indefinite strike on June 10 over poor conditions of service

The Divisional Executive Council of the Public Services Workers' Union (PSWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), representing the National Identification Authority (NIA) division, has announced an indefinite strike commencing on June 10, 2024.

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This decision follows a council meeting held on May 23, where members unanimously agreed to initiate the strike action.

Initially planned for March 24, the strike was postponed after intervention by the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations. However, the union asserts that the conditions for deferring the strike have not been met.

In a press statement dated June 9, the union stated, "The condition for the deferment of the strike action was that the government, represented by the FWSC, and the management of NIA facilitate the negotiation and implementation of better conditions of service for staff of the NIA, among others. However, the government has not shown good faith in the negotiation process."

The statement, signed by Council Secretary Kwabena Adu Kyeremeh and Council Chairman Francis Bangfudeme Nyuzaghi, further emphasized that

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"The Divisional Executive Council has therefore resolved to declare this indefinite strike in response to the heightened agitation of our members on the need to embark on an industrial action to highlight our poor and demeaning conditions of service."

In line with this decision, the PSWU has announced that all services provided by its members at NIA District offices, Regional offices, Headquarters, and premium centers will be indefinitely halted, effective Monday, June 10, 2024, until further notice.

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