The twelve labour unions demanding the release of their tier two pension contributions are calling for special investigations into the Temporary Pensions Fund Account at the Bank of Ghana (BoG).
This follows revelations of government’s delay in paying over Ghc200 million into the account.
They have also questioned the rationale behind government’s delay in submitting a comprehensive plan aimed at resolving their grievances.
The unions declared an indefinite strike to compel government to release their tier two pension contributions into their registered schemes.
The strike was however called off after the government secured a court injunction against the striking unions
The spokesperson for the unions, Reynolds Ofosu Tenkorang, told Citi News workers are fully aware “that all along, government was in arrears.”
According to him, what seems to be indebtedness on the part of government should be investigated because, “maybe it [the money] has been sent somewhere else.”
“It should be investigated for us to know whether it is in arrears, or they have paid the money elsewhere,” he stressed.
On the issue of the proposals, Mr. Ofosu Tenkorang indicated that the leadership of the 12 unions “haven’t received the proposals from government. Eight days on and we haven’t received anything.”
He claimed that the unions are being urged on to go on strike again “but we are law abiding citizens so we are waiting.”
source : citifmonline.com