TUTAG strikes again over non-payment of allowances
The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has with immediate effect declared a resumption of their suspended strike.
They are accusing the government of refusing to comply with the ruling by the National Labor Commission after it failed to pay their December public universities allowances.
The group called off its three-week-old strike in October after a meeting with the Labour Commission, Ministry of Finance and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.
Greater Accra President of TUTAG, Dr Ibrahim Zubairu, said the Association will not call off its industrial action until they have received an assurance of payment.
“The NLC ruling on October 28 held that the government should pay us all the allowances of our salaries for December…One paid in January, 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.”
TUTAG’s three-week-old strike had dire implications on academic work in technical universities across the country.
This was even made worse when administrators in technical universities also declared an indefinite strike.
They are demanding the same benefits as their colleagues in public universities.