NIA Workforce To Hit The Street Over 36 Months Unpaid Retention Premium

NIA Workforce, Over 36 Months Unpaid Retention Premium


September 6, 2023

The National Identification Authority (NIA) Division of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) who are permanent staff of the Authority said management has for the past 36 Months denied them their retention premium and other benefits dued them. 

The aggrieved staff are therefore calling on management of the Authority to pay their condition of service and allowances or face their unprecedented wrath.

A whispering bird has whispered into the ears of this writer that the whole NIA work force in the 16 regions and 275 Constituencies of the country are preparing and organizing themselves for unstoppable strike action or gargantuan demonstration if management do not implement their condition of service by the end of this September 2023.

According to the whispering bird, 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, but, to no avail.

The bird whispered laudly that members of the Union under the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are stranded and very sad in that regard, because management has hasten slowly in designing a Scheme of service in order to place them at a proper salary scale level to sustain them. 

Copies of the petition intercepted by this writer indicated that the basic salaries of these staff are woefully inadequate, because of that, they are completely confused and in a state of limbo and have no idea what is ahead of them. 

In the petition, the Union said they are not aware if their agreement documents on their conditions of service and other benefits still exist as working documents since they were engaged. 

“We are for that matter calling on you (Prof. Attafuah) to make available to us such documents if exists or give us a briefing on its state if it is a work in progress, and what we should be expecting going forward”.

“This we believe will help us advice ourselves accordingly”, and “would have brought us to light our expectations going forward,

what are our entitlements, what are our succession plans in terms of promotion”, the petition stated.

The petition stressed that the situation is a disturbing one, therefore expects swift

intervention and a smiling response from Prof. Attafuah to help rekindle hopes and dying morales to continue their relentless service to the Authority and Ghana at large.


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