The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSAoUG), and two other public university labour unions have suspended their industrial action after reaching a mutual agreement with their Employer.
UTAG, Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH), Senior Staff Association of the University of Ghana (SSA-UoG), and Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) embarked on a strike from Monday, October 17, 2022, to demand better conditions of service.
However, a statement signed by the National Presidents of these unions on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, asked members of the unions to return to work with immediate effect as the employer has “assured the Labour Unions to resolve all outstanding issues related to the conditions of service.”
“At a meeting held on Thursday, 8t December 2022, the Employer accepted that it had unilaterally varied the conditions of service of staff of public universities without recourse to them. The Labour Unions then agreed to a roadmap for the payment of all outstanding arrears resulting from the unilateral variation of the Off-Campus and Vehicle Maintenance Allowances. In addition, the Employer assured the Labour Unions to resolve all outstanding issues related to the conditions of service of the aggrieved Labour Unions. Thus, we wish to announce that the ongoing industrial action is suspended with immediate effect,” the statement said.
The Presidents also thanked the stakeholders and all members of their unions for their support in their fight for better conditions of service.
“We wish to thank all stakeholders for their tireless effort to end this industrial action. More importantly, we thank you, our gallant members, for your support as we work to secure improved conditions of service for all workers of public universities in Ghana. Long Live all Labour Unions on the campuses of public universities in Ghana”
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Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | univers.ug.edu.gh