TUSAAG Threatens Industrial Action
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Technical University Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) has slated December 6 for a planned industrial action.
This comes after the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) declared a strike last week over fuel allowance.
The threat to strike follows what it says is the government’s refusal to address their grievances.
Among their demands include restoration of fuel allowance; Implementation of Entertainment Allowance; appropriate placement (levels) of Senior Member Non-Teaching at the Technical Universities on the PUSSGS; and Implementation of the Negotiated Internally-Generated-Funds and associated Conditions of Service.
They are also seeking the placement of Faculty Officers (at Technical Universities) on the appropriate level on the Allowances Schedule for office holders at Public Universities; and Equitable implementation of the new fuel rates for Senior Members at Public Universities.
The union said it would announce the withdrawal of services of all Senior Member Non-Teaching staff at all Technical Universities across the country, if the said issues remain unresolved by December 5, 2022.
On November 18, TUTAG declared an industroial action over the failure of the government to abide by the National Labour Commission’s directive for agreed conditions of service for the teachers.
“TUTAG views the inaction by these agencies as an indication that the concerns expressed in our letter have not been treated with the seriousness they deserve”, a statement from TUTAG said.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini