The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has announced that its members will embark on a partial strike on Monday, June 14.
This was announced by the group in a statement issued on Friday, June 11, 2021, after they addressed the media on their conditions of service that have expired 15 years now.
The group enumerated six (6) concerns they want to be addressed. Among them are “Tier 2 pension payment for TUTAG members going on retirement”, the non-payment of the 2018/2019 Research allowance to deserving members, challenges with accreditation for academic programs, and the non-renewal of their conditions of service that expired in 2006.
According to the group, despite having engaged the government, other agencies, and the National Labour Commission on their concerns, their discussions are yet to yield positive results and thus the reason for their resolve to lay down their tools.
By this announcement, TUTAG members have been tasked not to engage in both full-time and part-time teaching, invigilation, mark examination papers, and/or submit results and attend meetings of any of the Technical Universities.
However, TUTAG says for the “love and sympathy” for students and parents, members will continue with the supervision of students’ project work, research, and community service as lecturers.
“TUTAG continued to demonstrate good faith with the government over the years on these issues, but has now, and unfortunately so, come to realize that government, together with its agencies, is simply unwilling to fulfill its part of the bargain. For this reason, TUTAG is left with no option, than to declare an indefinite partial strike with effect from Monday 14th June 2021”, the statement read in parts.
Story by: Michael Papanii Ashalley | universnewsroom.com