Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) has threatened to embark on a strike action effective Monday, October 19, 2020, over the failure of the government to address the concerns of the association.
At a press conference in Accra, executives of the Association urged members to “lay down their tools and hoist red flags across all campuses”
“Pursuant to the government’s insensitivity to our plight, we thereby declare withdrawal of our services with effect from Monday 19, October 2020,” part of the statement reads.
According to the National Chairman of the Association, Abdul-Majeed Yussif, all attempts to get the government to address their concerns have proven futile.
“We have tried on several occasions to draw governments’ attention through appropriate agencies such as the Ministry of Education, National Council of Tertiary Education, to unfavorable policies responsible for the deteriorating conditions of service of senior staff. These include leave with pay, appointments, and promotions, medical care for staff and their dependents, etc. All attempts by the National Leadership to get Government to address these concerns have proved futile”
“In previous correspondence with the government, we enumerated several reasons why the universities payroll should not be migrated to the Controller and Account General’s payroll system. We reiterate our call to the government to stop the subtle moves to do so. Instead, we strongly advocate for special dispensation akin to that granted to the security services and other public institutions with respect to salary administration, so as much not to truncate the smooth running of the Public Universities of our dear country.”
Present at the press conference were representatives with red flags from most public universities in the country including University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast (UCC), and University of Developmental Studies (UDS).
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com