TUTAG threatens strike over conditions of service

The leadership of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has threatened to embark on an industrial action in the next 10 days if the government fails to honour the Codified Conditions of Service of members, which have been outstanding since 2016.

The leadership of TUTAG accused the government of blatantly disregarding a ruling of the National Labour Commission on the matter, and also blamed the NLC for failing to enforce the ruling.

According to TUTAG, its members are facing some challenges with the payroll system and want the various Technical Universities to manage the payroll of the teachers.

The Association also wants the Government to pay outstanding Book and Research Allowances for the 2021/2022 academic year for the majority of its members.

The National President of TUTAG, Professor Dr Ing Collins Ameyaw addressing a news conference in Kumasi said if urgent measures are not taken by the government to address their concerns they will have no choice but to embark on an industrial strike.

“TUTAG has observed the government’s blatant disregard of the rulings of the National Labour Commission and also the reluctance of the NLC to enforce its own rulings. It is worthy to note that the issue of codified conditions of service for TUTAG members has been outstanding since 2016,” Dr Ameyaw said.

Dr Ameyaw added that despite several follow-ups on the ruling by the NLC, the Finance Minister has failed to adhere to the NLC ruling to ensure that what is due them is rightfully paid.