Our strike continues unabated – TUTAG

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The Technical University Teachers of Ghana says its nationwide strike will continue unabated after a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on Thursday failed to yield positive results.

The lecturers who are demanding better conditions of service say the commission failed to give them concrete timelines to have their demands met.

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman for TUTAG, Dr. Ibrahim Zuberiu said the group would not be pressured into calling off the strike without action from government.

“There are anomalies in the migration and it should be corrected. Last month, people received half salaries, others did not receive salaries….When you look at the salaries in September, we are still taking rent allowance of GH¢25 for lecturers in Accra. They are public servants and the rule is that, a public servant takes 20% of his basic salary as rent allowance but that is not the case for us,” he said.

There have been calls for the lecturers to call off their strike which is almost a week old but the lecturers insist they will only return to the lecture hall when the demands are met.

“At the last meeting, we couldn’t find any concrete solution to the problem. A lot of the things would have to come from them so when they bring it up, we will reconsider and see what we can do. If they don’t call and we don’t hear anything, the strike continues,” Dr. Ibrahim Zuberiu said.

Meanwhile, some students of the Accra Technical University have called on the government to find a lasting solution to the annual strike actions embarked on by their lecturers.

In an interview with Citi News, some of the students bemoaned the impact of the strike action on academic work.

“It’s becoming a menace which has to be curbed. Some of us are in the final year and have to begin our projects. They are not doing anything about it. If they decide to go on strike, it will affect us. They would have to at least pay more attention to us [the final students],” a student lamented.

Source: citinewsroom.com