NDC allegedly attempting to ‘lure’ TUTAG members to their camp
It is alleged that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are making attempts to instigate the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) against the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The deputy General Secretary, Barbara S. Asamoah, in a signed letter dated 18th October, 2019 is asking the leadership of TUTAG to meet NDC party leaders on November, 5 at the Cantonments office.
According to them, the meeting is noted to “engage leadership of the TUTAG on matters on mutual interest as regards to the future of Education in the country and also share perspectives on related governance and developmental issues. ”
Information gathered indicates that TUTAG had declared a sit-down strike effective Tuesday, October 7, 2019, over poor conditions of service suggesting that following the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities, little has been done by the government to properly upgrade them to reflect current status.
The Association also indicated that there were anomalies in the migration onto the Public Service Salary Structure as some lecturers received only half of their salaries last month while others did not even get paid.
TUTAG and government officials are currently in talks to ensure both parties reach a consensus on the demands.
Find below the letter from the NDC National Secretariat