Negotiations over conditions of service of the various university workers’ unions who are currently on strike are scheduled to continue today 16th November 2022 as its executives meet the National Labour Commission.
Agitations by the labour unions namely the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) and Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) to draw the government’s attention to their conditions of service has grounded academic activities on most campuses following the withdrawal of their services weeks ago.
The adjusted ex-pump rate of GHS10.99 for instance being implemented to affect Vehicle Maintenance and Off-Campus Allowances are one of the issues UTAG wants to be addressed.
They also complain that the government is not going according to the agreed Conditions of Service but the National Secretary of UTAG, Dr Asare Asante Annor is hoping something good will come out of their scheduled meeting with the NLC later today.
“The issue in contention is still about the variation of our conditions of service and as we speak, we have made certain offers to the government, but we have not received the same from them,” Dr Asare revealed.
Reiterating the firm stance of UTAG regarding vehicle maintenance and off-campus allowance he stated that if the agreed ex-pump rate of GHS10.99 is not used they will not resume work.