General information for Monday, July 12, 2021
The secretary general of the Ghana Federation of Labor, Mr. Abraham Koomson, called the decision to pay the wives of President Nana Addo dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia “criminal” and absurd.
In an interview with ClassFM he said; ” I can not understand. This is from a president who promised not to increase his salary as well as those of his ministers during the May 1 celebration of this year, if you are going to pay your wife, what kind of dishonesty is that? “
“Everyone is annoyed. The workers even attack us; they even insult us that we are going to agree on six percent, four percent [pay rise] regardless of their fate so we sit down, we fold our arms so that the presidency allocates all these monies … and the annoying thing is that they are going to pay them arrears since 2017. It’s criminal ” , one noted Mr. Koomson indignantly.
He said the workers are restless about the development adding that;
“There are groups whose executives are compromised and even if you push them to talk, they’ll say, ‘Oh, this is political. Absurdity. Political. But what work are we doing?
“What is the mission of the unions? Our relevance has eroded and very soon workers will decide not to join any unions. It will happen, ”he predicted.
Young people need to wake up and ask questions of their leaders, he said. “Are you happy with what’s going on?” I will continue to speak. What kind of nonsense is this?