Labour Minister to meet Meteo Agency staff today over conditions of service

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The Public Services Workers Union of the Trades Union Congress, Ghana Meteorological Division, is expected to meet the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations over concerns which led to a strike last Friday.

The union laid down their tools on Friday, February 18 to demand better conditions of service. They however suspended the strike after a meeting with their management and the Ministry of Communications.

To fully address all concerns raised, the union would continue negotiations with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

The Chairman of the Divisional Union, Papa Nii Clegg, told Citi News their conditions of service are not the best, hence their call for improvement.

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“The itemized demands should be addressed especially the interim arrangements. Our conditions of service are too bad so at the negotiation table, our expectation will be that the items that are mentioned 6should change. Something drastic should be done,” he said.

The workers’ union at the Agency on Thursday, February 17, 2022, asked all its members nationwide to lay down their tools to demand better conditions of service.

It cited the non-payment of certain allowances and poor infrastructure, among others, as the reasons for its strike.

The Ghana Meteorological Agency is responsible for providing information on weather situations on a daily basis.

It also keeps a meteorological watch over the Flight Information Region (FIR) for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.

The weather information provided by the agency is also used in a number of sectors including agriculture, industry, civil engineering, forestry, management of dams, tourism, among others.

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