Technical University lecturers back on strike over December ‘allawa’

Technical University lecturers back on strike over December ‘allawa’

Lecturers of Technical Universities across the country have renewed their strike weeks after calling it off.

The earlier strike, which affected the academic calendar of Technical Universities, was motivated by the failure of the government to migrate the lecturers onto the public universities’ salary structure.

But the current strike has been triggered by the non-payment of their share of the December public universities’ allowance.

The Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) considers the government’s action as flagrant disobedience of the ruling of the National Labor Commission (NLC) to have the issue resolved.

In a heavily-worded letter sighted by, TUTAG said its members would continue to strike until such a time when the government would be ready to reason with them.

“The NLC ruling on 28th of October held that the government should pay us all the allowances of our salaries for December…One paid in January, the other one paid in February and we agreed on that but when our salaries came, it came with the old good allowances so members were not happy that they had been shortchanged,” TUTAG Greater Accra President, Dr Ibrahim Zubairu said.

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