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Universities’ Senior Staff still on strike

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana says its members will still be on strike despite government’s agreement for the payment of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) because some other outstanding labour issues remain unresolved. 

It cited the non-payment of tier 2 pension arrears and contractual agreements among the reasons why their industrial action is still in full force.

Speaking on Citi FM, Isaac Donor, national chairman of the association, maintains that they will not resume work if these demands are not met.

“We went on strike because of several issues. COLA was just one of the issues, and it has been given to us, but we have other outstanding issues. Our Tier 2 pension is still hanging for 10 good years. We also have issues of information on appointments. We have casual workers who have been in employment at the university for six years, so we want the government to regularize their appointment because this is against labour law.”

He also hoped for fruitful deliberations with government in finding a lasting solution to their grievances.

“We are ready for engagements because now that the COLA tension is down, we are praying that they will call us”, he stressed.

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