The public sector workers’ unions in the country have declared their intentions to strike on the 19th of July 2022 to demand Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
According to the unions, this strike action has become necessary due to the worsening economic conditions of the public sector workers in the country.
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In a press statement the union said their intentions to strike on 19th July 2022 is as a result of the outcome of the 8th July 2022 emergency meeting that was held at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations Conference room.
In their press statement the union explained that the government has shown a lack of concern for their call for the Cost of Living Allowance amidst the economic hardship in the country.
“Amid rising cost of living, inflation currently pegged at 27.6% (with a propensity to rise further), and pending astronomical increases in utility tariffs, the economic analysis which formed the basis of our acceptance of a 1-year salary increment for the year 2022 has been thrown out of gear.”
“Considering the worsening economic challenges, members of the PSWU are left with no other option but to draw attention to their economic wellbeing,” the union statement added.