The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has announced it will advice all its members to “cease from functioning” on Monday, September 14th if book and research allowances due members for the past year are not paid.
The threat was contained in a press statement released today, the 11th of September 2020. It was signed by President of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association, Professor Charles Marfo and the Secretary, Dr Eric Abavare.
“Consequent to all the efforts by UTAG, which has resulted in nothing beneficial to its members, by this release, UTAG wishes to bring to the attention of Government that the Association will advise its members to cease from seeing to any of their functions from Monday, September 14, 2020, if by the close of this set date we have still not been paid the allowances,” the statement read.
According to the release, the Association’s efforts to have the allowances paid have all been frustrated by the government.
It said, the non-payment of the allowances is in spite of the fact that every necessary paperwork has been made by University teachers.
Also, it noted that the non-payment is in spite of the fact that the government has claimed several times that it has paid the 2019/2020 BRA through the GIFMIS platform.
This intended industrial action indicts the Akufo Addo administration which campaigned in 2016 to restore those allowances.