The Technical University Teachers' Association of Ghana (TUTAG) will, from today, Monday, 14 June 2021, embark on an indefinite strike despite a directive from the National Labour Commission asking them to suspend their planned actions.
The Technical University Teachers have explained that the decision to strike is a result of unfavourable conditions of service as well as the nonpayment of research allowance arrears and tier-two pension contributions for its members.
Although the labour commission believes that a scheduled dialogue later this week would help resolve matters, the leadership of TUTAG said it cannot bank its hopes on the outcomes of the expected meeting.
According to the leadership of TUTAG, the decision to strike was taken at their congress and cannot be reversed by one person.
“We only received an invitation to attend a meeting on Wednesday in which it indicated that it heard that we are going to embark on a strike effective Monday, June 14, 2021, and that we should refrain from it. Declaring a strike or calling off a strike takes a whole process.
“It is a congress decision for us to go on strike, and so we are going to meet the NLC on Wednesday and listen to what they have to say, but for now nothing is going to change until we know what the NLC has for us,” the leadership said.