Tutag continues with strike action

Dr Ibrahim Zubairu, Greater Accra TUTAG Chairman

Dr Ibrahim Zubairu, Greater Accra TUTAG Chairman

The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has decided to continue with its nationwide strike following a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

According to them, they will not be pressured into calling off the strike until the government resolves the issue of salary payment.

The group declared a sit-down strike effective Tuesday, October 7, 2019, over poor condition of service following the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, the Chairman of the Greater Accra branch of TUTAG, Dr Ibrahim Zubairu, said there were anomalies in the migration onto the Public Service Salary Structure as some lecturers received only half of their salaries last month while others did not even get paid.

“The anomalies in the migration, last month, people received half salaries (this) should be corrected. Some didn’t even get salaries at all,” he told Citi news.

“…When you look at the salaries that we were paid for last September, we still are taking a rent allowance of 25 cedis for lecturers in Accra”.

He also said because they were public servants, there was the need for them to be treated as such.

TUTAG went on strike over the same issue in September last year.

Published by Stephen Stelly Benneth

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