The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared an indefinite partial strike starting from Monday, the 14th of June, 2021.
In a statement, TUTAG explained that its decision is in response to very poor conditions of service of members.
Also, the statement signed by Mr. Samuel Akurugu Brigandi, National President of TUTAG, said the strike was in response to the nonpayment of research allowance arrears and tier-two pension contributions of its members.
“The conditions of service for TUTAG members expired since 2006”, the statement said.
“We have since been engaging the government to get us new conditions of service to no avail,”the group said.
“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”, adding: “2018/2019 research arrears due TUTAG members has since been pending”.
“Tier-two pension payment for TUTAG members going on retirement has since not commenced despite repeated promises by the government,” the statement added.
TUTAG, therefore, asked its members to halt all teaching, invigilation, supervisory and script marking activities.
They are also to not submit results or attend meetings of the university.
The statement, however, urged TUTAG members to continue to render community service in their capacities as lecturers.