Universities senior staff serve notice to strike again on May 18

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Senior staff of the various universities in Ghana have served notice that they will resume their strike action following the failure of the government to meet their demands as instructed by the National Labour Commission (NLC).

A letter to that effect said the government has failed to address their concerns regarding nonpayment of their Tier2 Pension arrears, Market Premium and non-basic allowance and also the failure by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to finalize negotiations on their conditions of service.

The letter written by National Chairman, Zakaria Mohammed said “I write on behalf of the National Executive Council of Senior Staff Association-Universalities of Ghana, to covey to you our intention to resume industrial strike on 18th May 2021.

“This has become so compelling as a result of government’s decision to flout the NLC 31st March 2021 deadline directives to have the following concerns addressed as raised previously in our 21st January, 2021 Industrial strike.

“Nonpayment of our Tier2 Pension arrears (2010-2016), Market Premium and non-basic allowance, Failure by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to finalize negotiations on our Conditions of Service.

“I wish to assert that all efforts made by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association engage with the relevant stakeholders to address our concerns have not yielded any fruit.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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