NIA Division of PSWU To Take Strike Action
September 5, Ghana
Staff of the National Identification Authority (NIA) Division of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) has called on management to pay their conditions of service and allowances or face their unprecedented wrath.
A bird has whispered into the ears of this writer that the whole NIA work force in the 16 regions and 275 Constituencies of Ghana who are permanent staff said management of the authority has for the past 36 Months not given them their retention premium and other benefits dued them.
It said the aggrieved staff in 2022 petitioned Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, the Executive Secretary of the Authority to make available their retention premium and allowances agreement documents for them to know their fate.
For that matter, the aggrieved staff are preparing and organizing themselves for strike action or gargantuan demonstration if management do not implement their conditions of service by the end of this September 2023.
In a petition intercepted by this writer, the basic salaries of these staff are woefully inadequate, putting them into complete confusion and in a state of limbo, because they have no idea what is ahead of them.
The petition said they don’t kow if their agreement documents on their conditions of service and other benefits still exist as working documents since they were engaged.
According to the petition, the situation is a disturbing one, therefore expects swift intervention and response from Prof. Attafuah to help rekindle hopes and dying morales to continue their relentless service to the Authority and Ghana at large.
They therefore called on Prof. Attafuah to make such documents available or give them a briefing on the state of progress, and what we should be expecting going forward, Saying, “this we believe will help us advice ourselves accordingly”, the petition said.