The Tertiary and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) has suspended their strike.
This follows an agreement with the government on issues regarding their conditions of service.
National Executives of the Union have asked their members on various university campuses to resume work tomorrow Tuesday, January 19th, 2021.
A notice of the Union reads:
The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union, TEWU, National Leadership in consultation with the Local Executives of the Public Universities hereby resolve to suspend the industrial action embarked upon by the Union in demand for some conditions of service.
We have come to an agreement with Government on the issues we presented and therefore there is the need to suspend the strike action for now.
We therefore call on our members on the various University campuses to resume work tomorrow ,19th January, 2021 whiles Leadership continues to engage with Government for the implementation of the agreement.
The Union, on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 declared an indefinite strike in demand for better conditions of service from the government.
According to the Union, all efforts to get the government to heed their demands had fallen on deaf ears.
Declaring the strike at the University of Ghana, National Secretary of TEWU, Mark Korankye told the media that the feet dragging and delays from authorities ‘was becoming too much’
He added that ‘until the government sits with us to review the conditions of service in total and to also attend to the needs that we have put across, we are going to lay down our tools’
“We feel we are not being treated fairly, and we think that government must take us seriously,” he added
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com