The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared an indefinite strike with effect from Monday 14th June 2021.
The association says it is left with no option but to declare the strike after the government and the National Labour Commission both failed to address their concerns since 2006.
“TUTAG is left with no option than to declare an indefinite partial strike with effect from Monday 14th June 2021”.
National President of TUTAG Dr. Akurugu M. Brigandi in a press release said “the conditions of Service for TUTAG members expired since 2006 and we have since been engaging the government to get us new conditions of service to no avail”.
He added that “though government has agreed in writing that we are to enjoy the same conditions of service comparable to the traditional universities that are yet to be implemented”.
Dr. Akurugu M. Brigandi also indicated that tier-two pension payment for TUTAG members going on retirement has since not commenced, despite repeated promises by government and that the 2018/2019 Research Arrears due TUTAG members is yet to be paid.
Dr. Brigandi further noted that beginning Monday June 14th, TUTAG members will not teach, invigilate, supervise students, mark examination scripts and submission of results or attend meetings of the university.
National President of TUTAG Dr. Akurugu M. Brigandi however urged TUTAG members to continue to render community service in their capacities as lecturers.
Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre