In the event that the government does not reinstate their working conditions, the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has vowed to resign from their position.
Professor Solomon Nunoo, the president of UTAG, claims that the government's refusal to meet their demands, such as the Book and Research allowance, has a continuing impact on how they carry out their responsibilities.
At a news conference, UTAG, the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH), and the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) stated: "This protracted delay is causing undue worry on the different campuses."
The employer should keep in mind that we are in a new academic year and that continuing payment delays are unacceptable.
They said that if the government doesn't solve this problem, they would be forced to stop providing their services.
"We want to declare that the circumstances following the assistance of staff welfare in rescuing them from economic hostilities will not disadvantage them compared to the Conditions of Service of members of Labor Unions in Public Universities. This should be done by the Ministry of Finance through GTEC."
By holding this press conference, we are expressing our displeasure with the directive and requesting that Vice Chancellors, through their Finance Directors, under no circumstances carry out the directive by applying the Gh10.99 ex-pump approved rate ONLY to Fuel Allowance without taking Vehicle Maintenance and off-Campus Allowances into account.
Failure to resolve these critical issues might lead to a complete suspension of our services at all Ghanaian public universities, according to the statement.
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