The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana, TUTAG, has rejected the government’s proposal to pay its members extra allowances instead of migrating them onto the public university single spine salary structure.
Government officials led by the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations reportedly proposed the payment of entertainment and responsibility allowances during an eight-hour-long meeting on Wednesday; but was turned down by the leadership of TUTAG.
A National Executive member of TUTAG, Stanley Nelvis-Glattey, who doubles as the General Secretary for the Ho chapter, told Accra-based Citi Fm government’s proposition is totally unacceptable.
The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), whose strike entered week three this week, promised that its members will return to their posts if the meeting had produced positive results.
TUTAG’s industrial action follows the Controller and Accountant General’s Department’s failure to pay emoluments due them with effect from 1st August 2019 despite a directive from the Ministry of Finance.
TUTAG laid down its tools in demand for better conditions of service for Technical University teachers in the country.
They were joined by Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG) who are also demanding full benefits of migration onto the public universities salary structure. Several groups have appealed to the striking groups to call off their strike as it has left students in the various schools stranded.
The most recent is the plea made by Vice-Chancellors of Technical Universities of Ghana (VCTU-G).