Technical university teachers in Ghana have announced an immediate resumption of their suspended strike.
The teachers who belong to the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) had called off a 21-day strike in October —following a meeting with the Labour Commission, the Ministry of Finance and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.
TUTAG in a letter is accusing government of noncompliance of a ruling by the Labour Commission following its refusal to pay their December allowances.
President of the Greater Accra Regional Chapter of TUTAG, Dr Ibrahim Zubairu said in an interview that they will not rescind their decision until their demands are met.
“The NLC ruling on 28th of October held that the government should pay us all the allowances of our salaries for December… One paid in January, the the other one paid in February and we agreed on that but when our salaries came, it came with the old good allowances so members were not happy that they had been shortchanged”, he told Accra-based Citi FM.
A joint strike action by the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana(TUTAG) and the Technical University Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG) on Tuesday, October 7, 2019, affected teaching and learning in various technical universities across Ghana.
TUTAG and TUAAG protested over poor conditions of service following the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities.
Students in these universities have also accused government of neglect following its inability to resolve the impasse.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH