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UTAG, others suspend strike

Four worker unions at public colleges began a walkout over working conditions; the strike has since been suspended.

According to a press announcement that was made to that effect, the suspension is effective right away.

On Monday, October 17, the Ghana Association of University Administrators, the Tertiary Education Workers Union, the Senior Staff Association of Ghana’s Universities, and the University Teachers Association of Ghana launched a strike.

They claimed at the time that their employer’s failure to give them some mutually agreed-upon allowances was the reason the strike was required.

But according to the joint press release, they have reached a plan for paying “all outstanding arrears” owed to them.

The announcement also mentioned that other issues that their members were worried about have been provided an assurance.

 

“The Employer acknowledged that it had unilaterally changed the terms of employment for personnel at public institutions without consulting them during a meeting convened on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

As a result of the unilateral modification of the Off-Campus and Vehicle Maintenance Allowances, the Labor Unions then approved a payment schedule.

“In addition, the Employer gave the Labor Unions an assurance that it will settle any lingering matters pertaining to the working conditions of the Dissatisfied Labor Unions. As a result, we would like to inform you that the current industrial action has been suspended with immediate effect.

UTAG, others suspend strike over vehicle maintenance allowance

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