Friday, 19 July

NIA staff begin indefinite strike today

General News

Staff of the National Identification Authority (NIA) have commenced an indefinite strike starting today, June 10, 2024, over grievances related to their conditions of service.

This action was announced by the NIA chapter of the Divisional Executive Council of the Public Sector Workers' Union (PSWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Initially, the Union had planned to strike on March 24 but deferred their decision after meeting with representatives from the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and the management of the NIA. Despite this, the Union claims the government has since acted in bad faith during negotiations.

A statement signed by Council Secretary Kwabena Kyeremeh and Council Chairman Bangfudeme Nyuzaghi detailed their concerns, which include:

-  The Government Team’s undue delays in the negotiation process.

- The Government Team’s posturing and reluctance in granting the NIA, Institution Specific Allowances.


- Failure on the part of management to implement the approved scheme of service for the staff of NIA

The Union has vowed to continue their strike until all their concerns are satisfactorily addressed.