Hall assistants in the various residential facilities on the University of Ghana Campus have resumed work after weeks of being away following a declaration of a strike by the Teachers and Educational Workers Union over their conditions of service.
They return after local executives of the Union suspended the industrial action as they had begun negotiations with the Fair Wages and Salary Commission.
When a UniversNews team visited some residential facilities, hall assistants were spotted going about their duties.
At the Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall, one of the hall assistants disclosed that numerous complaints have already been received from students.
“We were notified on Friday to resume work as our leaders are still fighting for our conditions of services to be reviewed. Since we returned, quite a number of students have reported to us some issues they are facing in their rooms. These are mainly electrical issues. They have been channeled to the proper quarters and they will be resolved,” a hall assistant told UniversNews
The situation was not so different at other halls of residences visited by the News team.
Hall assistants are, however, worried over students’ disregard for Covid-19 protocols.
They have insisted that they will go to lengths to ensure that there is total compliance among students entering the halls.
“Students think that we are worrying them when we turn them back for not wearing a mask but the reality of the matter is that we are mandated to enforce it,” He said.
Meanwhile, they have called on the management of the University to provide them with thermometer guns.
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com