Some public sector workers who were likely to lose their April salaries over non-compliance with a directive to enroll on the SSNIT Biometric System, say they will comply with the extended period granted by the Finance Ministry.
The workers estimated at about 26,000 have since the announcement engaged their employers over the matter.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) had threatened to resist the decision intended to deny workers who are not yet on the registration their salaries.
But speaking to Citi Business News on the three-day ultimatum provided by the Finance Ministry, the President of NAGRAT, Christian Addai Poku said he is optimistic the extension of the registration period would see to the rectification of the errors.
“Now that the registration has been extended I’m sure that every member of NAGRAT will be able to meet the deadline unless an unforeseen circumstance occurs but under normal circumstances everyone should complete their registration by 3rd may and get their salaries paid by the 15th” he said.
He explained that, the initial challenge which resulted in a number of their members delaying in the registration was due to lack of information about the registration.
“The most difficult thing was for us to get the data so when we got the data the union sent messages to all the people who went out for the registration but now that we have it, we will all comply,” he assured.
Meanwhile affected workers who comply with the latest directive would be expected to receive their April salaries on the 15th of May.
By: Anita Arthur/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana