The leadership of the Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), has announced that its three-week-old strike has been suspended, pending negotiations with the government.
The Association rejected calls to return to work despite an offer to pay a 20% Cost of Living Allowance. They cited among others the non-payment of tier 2 pension arrears by the government.
Their action halted academic and administrative activities at various state-run universities including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Basic Schools.
Speaking with dailymailgh.com, National Secretary of the SSA-UoG Hector Owoahene Acheampong said the decision to suspend the strike for the next one month is to make way for negotiations with stakeholders, including the government.
“We signed an agreement with the government that within one month they are going to ensure that all the other issues are addressed. We are meeting the National Labour Commission starting Wednesday and so we had no option but to resume work and start negotiations with the government. We have communicated this message to all our members and it is expected that they comply with this latest directive,” he said.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH