The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has withdrawn some allowances for workers of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra, sparking discontent among them.
The FWSC claims that some GBC staff are getting allowances that they do not qualify for, such as rent, housing, utility, vehicle maintenance, and transportation allowances.
It has therefore informed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department about the anomalies.
The spokesperson for the FWSC, Earl Ankrah, said that the Commission is in talks with the management of GBC to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
“Yesterday May 23, the Director of GBC came to Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and he met with the Chief Executive of the Commission, Benjamin Arthur. They met again at the office of the Minister of Information, Oppong Nkrumah to look at the issues. There was a meeting at Fair Wages and Salaries Commission between and management of GBC, so they are looking at it from various grounds and definitely there will be a resolution,” Earl Ankrah stated.
Meanwhile, GBC staff have threatened to embark on a series of industrial actions if the FWSC does not reinstate their allowances.
The Divisional Union Chairman of GBC, Samuel Nat Kevor, on Tuesday, May 23, urged the FWSC to reverse its decision or face consequences.