The Technical Universities’ Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG), has threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action to protest what they call poor conditions of service.
Their threat is coming immediately after their colleagues from the Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) called off its strike.
President of TUSAAG, Honu Edem, told Accra-based Citi FM would be unperturbed this time and would only call off their strike if the government provides a roadmap with strict timelines to resolve their concerns.
“We have been working without conditions of service for our members for a long time, and we think that we can no longer work while our welfare conditions are not sorted by the government. The conditions of service are of the essence to us, and it’s part of the issues that we are tabling for immediate action by the government,” Honu Edem said.
“We also request for issues regarding our tier 2 pension contributions that we have been paying to the National Pensions Regulatory Authority to be addressed. The payments have not been transferred over the years, and that has affected the payment of pensions to those of our colleagues who have retired since 2020 which is creating hectic life situations for them.”
TUSAAG had had an industrial action in 2020 to protest the same poor conditions of service but were forced to suspend the action following an injunction secured by the National Labour Commission against the strike.
However, the issues were not resolved and are popping up again.
TUSAAG has tabled four issues of concern including conditions of service and Tier 2 pensions as the basis for the latest strike.
The association also disclosed that its petitions to the National Pensions Regulatory Authority and the release of the tier 2 contributions of its members have not been done, making life unbearable for its retired members.