Some staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) are unhappy with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for stopping the payment of allowances to them.
The Commission has ordered the state broadcaster to return over GH¢2 million that was paid as allowances to its staff.
The management of GBC had appealed to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to continue paying the allowances until a final decision was made on the matter.
However, the CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur says the Commission will not change its stance. He says the allowances are unapproved and were not part of the Single Spine Salary Structure. He says only people who are in category four positions, such as directors and above, are entitled to such allowances. He says GBC has been paying rent allowance to 739 staff who are below the rank of directors, which is unfair and irregular.
He says GBC had been warned earlier to stop paying those allowances, but they ignored the warning.
The staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have threatened to take industrial actions if the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission does not restore their allowances.
Samuel Nat Kevor, the Divisional Union Chairman of GBC, on Tuesday, May 23, urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to reverse its decision or face consequences.