Members of the Yilo Krobo District branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union ( TEWU) are threatening to go on strike by May 9 2011, if Government through the Fair Wages Commission fails to renew their collective bargaining certificate.
They are also calling on government to pay risk and other allowances to all non -teaching staff . Speaking at a press conference at Somanya in the Eastern Region, the District Chairman of TEWU Jonathan Sangber -Dery said the group demands current information on the daily minimum wage negotiation and how it fits into the Single Spine Pay Policy.
The group is further calling on government to revisit the grading and placement system of the Single Spine Salary Structure.
Jonathan Sanbger -Dery called on the national executives of TEWU to step down from their positions and make way for fresh hands, adding that the group needs individuals who cannot be easily influenced by persons of higher authority , and will be committed to working effectively to the benefit of all members of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union ( TEWU).
Story by Benjamin Henaku , Somanya.