The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has opposed the decision by the government to freeze the employment of civil servants in 2023.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta presenting the budget statement and economic policy last week, announced a ban on employment for civil servants effective January 2023.
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“A freeze on new tax waivers for foreign companies and review of tax exemptions for free zone, mining, oil and gas companies; A hiring freeze for civil and public servants. No new government agencies shall be established in 2023; There shall be no hampers for 2022”.
General Secretary of the TUC, Dr. Yaw Baah, said the effectiveness of the work of civil servants would be affected.
He said the workers who would be working would have to share the burden with those who have retired without any form of compensation.
”That is why we have issues with this. We are hoping that no one is affected. We understand that we are in crisis, but the policies that you will adopt as solution to the crisis, to even deepen the crisis, is not what we want. We want a solution that will be effective, that would make sure that nobody loses.”