Stop Intimidating Our Members – Striking Senior Staff of Universities
The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana is unhappy with harassment against its members who have been on strike for nearly three weeks.
In a statement, the Association alleged that management in some universities had resorted to “using vigorous intimidation and threat tactics against some of its striking members, with the sole aim to coerce and create fear and panic amongst its rank and file.”
The association warned that the approach, if not ceased, could “possibly destabilise the industrial harmony within the public universities in the country.”
“We wish to serve notice to these individuals to desist from such acts of industrial violations and allow industrial democracy to thrive in Ghana or risk incurring the wrath of the Senior Staff Associations across all the 10 public universities in Ghana,” the statement added.
Over 6,000 members of the Senior Staff Association in 10 public universities have, since May 18, 2021, been on an indefinite strike in protest against the government’s failure to pay accumulated Tier-Two pension contributions, award of market premium and non-basic allowance of members.
The association is unhappy with the government’s failure to heed the grievances and has therefore vowed not to call off its strike until its demands are met.
It says the ongoing industrial action would be intensified through the deployment of a task force to ensure the full compliance of its members.