Workers of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have called on government to restore their end of service benefits to improve the lot of their retired colleagues.

Mr Joseph Ofori Ayeboa Sallah, National President of Senior Staff Association of CSIR, who made the call, said restoring the end of service benefits would serve as a “Motivation for CSIR workers soon to join the rank of retirees.”

He was addressing the seventh Biennial Conference of CSIR Senior Staff Association at Nyankpala in the Northern Region.

The conference, which was on the theme: “The Galamsey Menace: Its Effects and Consequences on our Water Bodies,” was to take stock of the previous years as well as elect new executives to steer the affairs of the Association for the next two years.

Mr Sallah said the government, after migrating workers of CSIR onto the single spine salary structure in 2013, stopped the payment of their end of service benefits, a decision, which contradicted the position of the previous government authorizing such payments.

He urged government to respect the rights of CSIR workers by urgently restoring their gratuities.

Dr Anthony Duah, Head of Ground Water at CSIR, said the ban on galamsey activities had led to a reduction in turbidity level in rivers in mining communities calling on all to support the fight against galamsey in the country.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh


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