The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union of TUC (GH) (TEWU of TUC (GH)), has expressed solidarity with the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) in the issues culminating in the current nationwide strike action.
TEWU of TUC (GH), therefore called on its members in the Public Universities to join the on-going strike, especially on the non-payment of Tier 2 pension contributions by government that is outstanding for nine (9) months.
“We wish to serve notice, and is hereby served that the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of TUC has joined the strike declared by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG),” the Union wrote.
This is contained in a press release dated January 22 signed by its General Secretary, Mark Dankyirah Korankye.
“It is noteworthy that the demands for Tier 2 pension payment and the restoration of payments of stopped agreed allowances were among the myriad of issues listed on the petitions to the National Labour Commission (NLC) in October, 2023 which almost led to another joint non-teaching staff Unions strike in the Public Universities,” TEWU explained.
The Workers’ Union said “it is obvious that the patience of the universities workers has waned and the continued lethargy of government agencies in addressing labour issues will no more be entertained.”
TEWU of TUC (GH) also called on government to immediately pay the nine months Tier 2 pension contributions arrears of workers of the Public Universities to ensure dignified retirement.
“It is hoped that the smooth running of Ghana’s Public Universities will be revered in a swift response of the government agencies to forestall disruptions in the academic calendar,“ the press release concluded.