Members of Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana suspend strike

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Members of the Senior Staff Association- Universities of Ghana (SSA UoG) have suspended the industrial action they embarked on.

They started the strike action Wednesday, July 13 to demand fairness in the payment of allowances.

Announcing the declaration of the strike at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday July 13, National Chairman of the SSA UoG, Isaac Donkor said the association had been demanding that the government applied fairness in the payment of allowances to public workers in Ghana.

“The CEO of FWSC Ing Ben Arthur has threatened to withhold all salaries of senior staff if we embark on strike. We believe that his posture was intimidating and also an affront to the position he occupies as a public officer who preaches equity but practices none. We are daring him on his claim.

“His action has even triggered our resolve for the strike action. We still maintain our position that the government has been unfair to the senior staff in public universities in Ghana.

“In our candid opinion, the payment of allowance to selected few within the senior staff associations in public universities and our compatriots in other unions is unscientific and discriminatory . we therefore ask government to act fairly towards senior staff in public universities.,” he said.

But they have suspended the strike.

This follows the various interventions made by the Honourable Ministers of Education, Employment and Labour Relations which led to the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on 25th July 2022 which was further consented by National Executive Council, a statement they issued said.

The agreement resulted in a road map that serves as a guide to ensure fairness in a speedy resolution of all the impasse between both parties.

“We will continue to engage faithfully with government and other relevant stakeholders in or pursuit for justice and fairness and equity in the salaries and allowances of Senior Staff,” their statement issued on Tuesday July 26 said.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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