The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG), will on Monday, June 14, 2021, lay down their tools.
This was announced by the group in a statement issued after they addressed the media on their conditions of service that has expired since 2006.
According to them, the government has failed to address their concerns after several engagements.
TUTAG members have been directed not to engage in both full-time and part-time teaching, invigilating, marking examination scripts and submission of results, and attending meetings of the university.
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.
Ghana’s labour front, particularly in the education and health sectors have been hit by industrial actions in recent times.
Striking Universities’ Senior Staff to resume work on June 14
The National Executive Committee of the striking Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana, for instance, has resolved to resume work on Monday, June 14, after nearly two weeks of their strike.
The association declared an indefinite strike on May 18, 2021, over the failure of the government to pay their members Tier 2 pension contributions.
Members of the association are also asking for the award of market premium and non-basic allowance, as well as the finalization of negotiations of their conditions of service.
This compelled the National Labour Commission and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to meet with them on Wednesday, June 9, to resolve their grievances.