TUTAG Calls Off Strike

TUTAG Calls Off Strike

The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has suspended its ongoing strike with immediate effect. 

This comes on the back of the National Labour Commission’s (NLC) decision to secure an interlocutory injunction stopping the strike.

The teaching body declared an indefinite strike on January 6, 2020, in protest of the non-payment of allowances due its members following the conversion of polytechnics to technical universities.

TUTAG also highlighted concerns with book and research allowance arrears and issues with the non-basic salary allowance for public university lecturers.

The association was upset that the government did not comply with a ruling by the NLC to ensure that members of the association started receiving allowances due them from December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020.

However reacting to this in a statement, the association said its decision to call off the strike was a “demonstration of good faith which must be reciprocated by all stakeholders.”

“We are calling off the strike based on the understanding that payment of allowances shall not fall short of the existing rates paid to other public universities.”

But it added that it was disappointed in how the “NLC refused to go to court to enforce their 28 October 2019 ruling against the government but found it expedient to go to court for enforcement against TUTAG on its 8 January 2020 ruling.”

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