There are allegations of increasing unrest among university instructors as a result of rising living costs and what some perceive as deteriorating service conditions.
However, it is unclear whether the agitation is related to any potential breaches of vows made following the statewide strike by all 15 public universities in January of this year, which was called off after nearly two months.
According to a statement obtained by myxyzonline, a joint news conference to be held by UTAG leadership and all Labour Unions in Public Universities is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, September 28th, 2022.
According to the notification, the event would take place at the University of Professional Studies in Accra.
‘Conditions of Service of University Workers’ is the title of the agenda.
The news comes as the administration meets with IMF representatives to discuss budget reduction and economic restructuring.
Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, General Secretary of the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has, nevertheless, hinted to an impending strike.
In a social media post, he humorously expressed the sentiments of his peers by commenting on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-booing Addo’s at the Global Citizen Concert hosted at Accra’s Black Star Square.
“Regardless of how outraged we are, we shall speak out against this act of contempt against the President and the PRESIDENCY, and we will even lead labor once more to go on strike very soon,” Professor Gyampo wrote.
“Yes, we are hungry, but when we get food, we cannot eat with both hands.” Even in difficult circumstances, a few party appointees are enjoying themselves and expecting the rest of us to continue tightening our belts.”
It will be remembered that on January 10, this year, all 15 public universities went on strike for an extended period of time. That lasted until the first week of March 2022, when they regretfully ended it.
myxyzonline.com is the source.