Senior staffs of technical universities across the country have embarked on an indefinite strike, starting today.
The strike is to compel government to migrate them on to the same salary pegging of colleagues working in traditional public universities.
Declaring the strike today in Accra, President of the Technical Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana (TUSSAG), Edem Honu, said until the government heeds their demand for the upgrade, members are not returning to the classrooms.
“The government is supposed to migrate the salaries of staff of the Technical universities to that of the public universities but this is taking too long. The Technical Universities were converted to public universities in 2016, and since that time, the migration process has delayed so long and staff of technical universities cannot be providing services as university staff and be receiving polytechnic salaries.
“We expect that what our colleagues in the traditional universities are being paid is what will be paid to us too,” Mr. Honu said.
According to him, the pendency of the salary upgrade is unjustifiable as the National Labor Commission (NLC) has already given a ruling on the issue.
Government converted Polytechnics in the country to Technical Universities in 2016; thenceforth however, the expected upgrade of staff salary on the Single Spine Salary structure, to reflect the new status of lecturers and other staff of the Technical universities, has not happened.