Breaking News: Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana Goes on Strike.
Senior staff association of Universities of Ghana has announced strike following months of failed negotiations with the Government.
General secretary of the association Hector Owoahene-Acheampong said, senior staff in public universities are treated unfairly and have called all members to lay down tools with mediate effect as at today.
The announcement was made by the leader of the union, General secretary of the association Hector Owoahene-Acheampong at a press conference held at their offices in Accra Wednesday July 13, 2022.
The Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana has declared a strike with immediate effects. This is in response to the universities decision on the Tie 2 salaries arrears and benefits amid the cost of living allowance (COLA).
The strike will continue until the universities reverses its decision. This means that all classes and activities at the universities are suspended until further notice. We will update you as more information becomes available.
What is it all about?
The Senior Staff Association of the Universities in Ghana (SSA-UG) has declared a strike effective Wednesday, March 13, 2022.
This is in response to the Government failure to meet their demands with regards to salary and working conditions. SSA-UG is demanding a 100% salary increment for all staff, as well as improved working conditions.
They have given the Government until Friday, July 15, 2022 to meet their demands, after which they will proceed with the strike.
The issues at stake
The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) have currently stopped working because the government has not paid them a cost-of-living allowance of 20% of their basic salaries (COLA).
They are unhappy that their accrued interest on Tier 2 pension arrears have not been paid while expressing dissatisfaction about salary at the Universities. The action is to compel government to pay the 20% cost of living allowance (COLA) as demanded due to the economic hardship in the country.
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