Monday 6th June, 2011
Accra, June 6, GNA – The leadership of the Health Service Workers’ Union of Ghana TUC has urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to remain focused to ensure consistency, transparency and fairness in the job re-evaluation exercise of members.
It said the exercise was aimed at addressing the Union’s concerns of distortions and disparities in the internal pay relativity within the health sector.
This was contained in a press release issued in Accra on Monday after the leadership said it had critically examined the results of the job re-evaluation of some benchmark jobs of their members received from the FWSC.
This was in response to the Union’s letter by the General Secretary, Mr Abu D. Kuntulo.
The press release said the Union’s leadership noted that there was a fundamental error in the job re-evaluation of about 70 per cent of the jobs of their members.
The Union said it believed that the right method was not applied in the exercise and that if the re-evaluation had been conducted in a fair and transparent manner, the results would have been different.
The Union therefore called on the FWSC for a more detailed explanation on how the job re-evaluation was conducted and why 70 per cent of the jobs re-evaluated have had their values reduced drastically compared to the original job evaluation.