Members of the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana have commenced their industrial action today. April 11 2022.
This is a response failure of authorities to act on their constant calls to work on their demand for better working conditions.
The association declined an invitation from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission last week for a meeting over the intended strike action citing the non-availability of some of its leaders.
National Secretary of CENTSAG, Samuel Opoku, said he is optimistic that the industrial action would yield the necessary results.
An initial statement released by the association explained that their industrial action was hinged on a myriad of issues including wrong placement of First Degree Holders, Non-payment of migration arrears, exclusion of payment of Generic Allowances, partial payment of Office Holding Allowances, and non-payment of Interim Market Premium arrears.
“It will be recalled that a notice to embark on strike was served in January 2022, but could not be carried through due to the intervention of the National Labour Commission (NLC). It is unfortunate that since January 2022, no commitment has been demonstrated to find a solution to the issues raised except for the partial payment of office holding allowances. The date given by the NLC for the government team to address the concerns raised had elapsed, but no tangible solution had been professed,” the association noted.