TEWU, UTAG, SSA to meet NLC on Nov. 30 over condition of service
The National Labour Commission (NLC) on November 30, 2022 is expected to hold a discussion with the heads of the public university labor unions that are currently on strike.
Union members have been on strike for more than three weeks because, in their opinion, the government has failed to uphold the agreed-upon conditions of employment.
The implementation of the GH10.99 modified ex-pump rate, which will effect vehicle maintenance and off-campus allowances, has alarmed the unions.
Dr. Asare Asante Annor, National Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, said the unions are prepared to meet with the government in a statement to Citi News on behalf of the unions.
“So we are going to meet on November 30, 2022, two weeks ago, we were supposed to meet, but we couldn’t because both the employer and TUTAG requested for some form of extra time. However, over the last two weeks, we still have not been able to engage in any meeting, so we still haven’t found any solutions to the impasse.”
“The reasons why we still want to engage is the variations of the conditions of service, specifically the vehicle maintenance, has not come. So if government is able to prepare distribution, then we will be happy, and I’m sure our members too will be happy,”
University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Senior Staff Association (SSA), and Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) are among the numerous labor unions on strike