We Will Suspend Our Ongoing Strick On Friday — TUTAG To The Government.


We Will Suspend Our Ongoing Strick On Friday — TUTAG To The Government.

The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana(TUTAG) leaders, has announced to the public to suspend its ongoing nationwide strike on Friday, 18th of June.

This decision was taken after they had their meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, over TUTAG’s concerns.

The Association started a partial nationwide strike on Monday, June 14, to demand the payment of their 2018/2019 Research arrears, negotiation of their conditions of service, among other issues.

In an interview, sighted by hitymegh the National President of TUTAG, Dr. Michael Brigandi, said that they are optimistic the NLC will fulfill its end of the bargain. As, he spoke to Citinews Ghana.

“When we came back with our executives, we all agreed that we will call off the strike on Friday. So Friday afternoon, there will be a press conference in Tamale to that effect.”

TUTAG’s demands
The demands being made by TUTAG are as follows:

1. The Conditions of Service for TUTAG members expired in 2006. We have since been engaging government to get us a new Condition of Service to no avail.

2. Though the government has agreed in writing that we are to enjoy the same conditions of service comparable to the traditional universities, that is yet to be implemented.

3. TUTAG members are currently made to use a Scheme of Service that is harsh, compared to those existing in analogous institutions, thus slowing down the academic progression of TUTAG members.

4. The 2018/2019 Research arrears due TUTAG members have since not been paid to deserving members despite numerous reminders to the government.

5. Tier-Two pension payment for TUTAG members going on retirement has since not commenced, despite repeated promises by the government.

6. Technical Universities face numerous frustrations in getting accreditation for their academic programs; thus hindering the academic growth of technical universities.

7. They also spoke of how some teachers and lecturers come to school by ridding a bicycle.

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