Pay Cost of Living Allowance immediately – TEWU to gov’t

The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of the Trades Union Congress – Ghana (TUC), has demanded that government immediately pays Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), to members without fail.



The union says their members cannot wait any longer, for life has become extremely unbearable for them due to the harsh economic conditions in the country. This was contained in a press release  issued by the General Secretary of TEWU, Mark D. Korankye. 



The statement said, “Failure to respond positively to this call, the country’s educational sector stand to suffer and that will have a damming effect on the final years of the Senior High Schools in their preparations towards final examinations”.



The leadership of TEWU of TUC (GH) says that, it has since September 2021 called on authorities to pay COLA to workers in order to enable them cope with the incessant economic challenges but their efforts yielded no results.  “Unfortunately, these appeals have not received any positive response, not even an acknowledgement of the Union appeals by government, especially the sector minister, that is, the Minister for Employment and Labor Relations”.


As leaders of Public Sector workers, we cannot sit down for our members to be subjected to this treatment of no action from government to support them through COLA to deal with the worsening economic situation. In view of this, we have resolved that, by the end of this month, if no response is heard from government, members of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union, TEWU of TUC (GH), will have no other option, than to advice our members to lay down their tools, until COLA hits the account of our cherished members.”
“We, therefore, urge government that the earlier it responds positively to this COLA demand, the better it will be for the country in our education sector. Please government pay workers COLA), to prevent any turbulence on the labor front, because living conditions are deterioration by the day”, the release concluded.

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