Home / National News / FWSC Justifies Decision To ‘Block’ Allowances Of GBC Staff

FWSC Justifies Decision To ‘Block’ Allowances Of GBC Staff

Spread the love

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), has justified its decision to block the payment of allowances to some staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC).

The Commission insisted that the over GH¢2 million paid as allowances to staff of the state broadcaster must be refunded.

Management of GBC had petitioned the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission not to cease the payment of the allowances until a final determination of the matter was reached.

But the CEO of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Benjamin Arthur says the Commission will do what is right after the Commission had earlier written to officials of GBC notifying them of the current decision.


“The action that has been taken is the right course. These are unapproved allowances, and they were never negotiated in the Single Spine Salary Structure. It has always been consolidated and they [the allowances] never existed. GBC has four non-core allowances and these are allowances meant for people who are in category four [positions]. When we say category four, it is directorship and above and the people who have been affected are nowhere near directors. We have labourers who are also taking cleaner and domestic servant allowances.”

See also  Kadjebi DCE Nearly Assaulted By Angry Youth


“We are paying rent allowance for 739 staff who are below the rank of directors and interestingly, you will find a principal who is taking it and all other principals are not taking it and so the question is what is peculiar about that specific principal, and we had written to them [GBC] far earlier indicating that we were going to strike those names out, but they decided to give us feedback that suggested that there was even no need to embark on such an action.”

See also  Ghana: Today’s Newspaper Headlines; Tuesday, December 20, 2022


Staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have threatened to embark on a series of industrial actions if the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission does not reinstate their allowances.

Samuel Nat Kevor, the Divisional Union Chairman of GBC, on Tuesday, May 23, urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to reverse its decision to withdraw allowances for the staff or face consequences.

See also  Ghana To Face Brazil In A Pre-World Cup Friendly



THANK YOU for constantly reading stories on TodayGhanaMedia.com,  news publishing website from Ghana. Kindly like, follow, comment and SHARE stories on all social media platforms for more entertaining updates!


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel :  https://youtube.com/@mgmtv113

Source:  Citinewsroom.com


There are four types of content published on  TodayGhanaMedia.com  daily: curated content; syndicated content; user-generated content; and original content.



Admission is still in progress… Get yourself trained in any of our programmes to become a professional healthcare practitioner. Apply now! visit: racoh.edu.gh













Send your news stories to todayghanamedia@gmail.comand Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 200818719


About admin

Check Also

A/R: O.K Frimpong Enhances Learning At Collins Senior High School With Desk Donation.

Spread the love The Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Asante Akyem North, Ohene Kwame Frimpong, has …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

<script async="async" data-cfasync="false" src="//ophoacit.com/1?z=5748179"></script>