No Case Of Accumulated Salary Arrears In CAC

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The management of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has said that the commission has been circumspect and prudent in the management of its finances and has no case of accumulated salary arrears.
Reacting to a news published in a national daily, the management of the commission in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP signed by the acting head, Public Affairs, Mr. Godfrey Ike, stated that the commission regards its staff as its greatest asset and therefore has always paid staff salaries and allowances as at when due. The statement said that the issue of staff welfare has been accorded priority and the commission will continue to sustain this gesture to its staff subject to the availability of funds.
On issue of the staff welfare which the union complained about the
commission’s failure to implement a four-year agreement to bridge the  salary gap between the executive and non-executive staff of the  commission despite an agreement between the CAC and Ministry of Trade and Investment, the CAC management said that they do not act on issues concerning staff salaries and welfare without getting approval from the Salary and Wages Commission.
The statement said that although members of staff notified the commission that they will embark on an indefinite strike, if  management failed to meet their demands on improved welfare, the  commission stated that the strike notice issued by the AUPCTRE was  totally uncalled for as the issues raised in the letter are not tenable.  “On the issue of implementing a four- year agreement to bridge the gap between the executive and non-executive staff, the commission has  made representation to the Salaries and Wages Commission, which is the organ of government responsible for such matters and is still  following up.
‘’The officials of the union have always been carried along in all the  major decisions of the commission. There have been constant interactions between the management and officials of the union and the  management will continue to engage them to ensure industrial harmony.  It is therefore worrisome that despite the rapport, the union went ahead to issue the strike notice and ultimatum.”
“The CAC wishes to reiterate that the grievances raised by the union have been addressed satisfactorily by the management of  the commission,’’ the statement said.

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