The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has threatened to go on strike in the next 10 days if the government fails to honor members’ Codified Conditions of Service, which have been outstanding since 2016.
TUTAG’s leadership accused the government of flagrantly disregarding a National Labour Commission ruling on the matter, and also blamed the NLC for failing to enforce the ruling.
According to TUTAG, its members are having issues with the payroll system and want the various Technical Universities to manage the teachers’ payroll.
The Association also wants the government to pay the majority of its members’ outstanding Book and Research Allowances for the 2021/2022 academic year.
TUTAG’s National President, Professor Dr Ing Collins Ameyaw, told a news conference in Kumasi that if the government does not take immediate action to address their concerns, they will be forced to go on strike.
“TUTAG has observed the government’s flagrant disregard for the National Labour Commission’s rulings, as well as the NLC’s reluctance to enforce its own rulings.” It is worth noting that the issue of codified service conditions for TUTAG members has been outstanding since 2016,” Dr Ameyaw stated.
Dr. Ameyaw also stated that, despite several follow-ups on the NLC ruling, the Finance Minister has failed to follow the NLC ruling to ensure that what is owed to them is properly paid.