The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared an indefinite strike effective January 6, 2020, in protest of the non-payment of allowances due to its members following the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities.
Addressing the media, The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Technical Universities Teachers Association (TU ) Mr. Zubariu said there were anomalies in the migration on to the public service salaries structure as some lecturers received only half of their salary last month whiles others did not get paid.
“Until Government makes payments for everybody who deserves to be paid any allowances due them, their members will not attend classes”, he said.
According to the Association, Government has refused to comply with the ruling to ensure every member receives their allowances from December 2019 to February 2020.
The strike will disrupt teaching, invigilation and the marking of scripts in Technical Universities.
The association embarked on a sit-down strike in October 2019 in protest of the non-payment of allowances for about three weeks.
Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG) also joined the strike demanding full benefits of migration onto the public universities’ salary structure.
The students bore the brunt of the strike as they were left stranded when academic work was halted.
On December 27, 2019 TUTAG on Friday declared an immediate resumption of its suspended strike after initially calling off the strike started in October.
But the December 27 strike was called off after about six hours.
By: Sarah Agorson and Marian Agbleze | universnewsroom