The Technical University Senior Administrators' Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) has made significant strides in addressing the concerns that led to the declaration of a nationwide strike on January 1, 2024.
In collaboration with key stakeholders, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of TUSAAG has released a comprehensive statement outlining the latest decisions and interventions.
One of the primary outcomes of the ongoing dialogue between TUSAAG and the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities of Ghana (VCTU-G) is the agreement to implement the Roll Over provisions as stipulated in TUSAAG's Conditions of Service.
This agreement has been formalized through a Resolution Memorandum issued by VCTU-G to all Vice Chancellors.
Cape Coast Technical University has demonstrated its commitment to resolving the impasse by amending letters for affected members to reflect the Roll Over conditions. TUSAAG acknowledges and appreciates these efforts by the university's management.
In response to the strike, the National Labour Commission (NLC) has summoned TUSAAG, along with the Ministers of Education and Employment and Labour Relations, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), and other stakeholders. The NLC meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2024, aims to address the concerns and has advised TUSAAG to call off the strike action.
GTEC has directed the Management of Technical Universities to adhere to the Roll Over provisions in TUSAAG's Conditions of Service. While TUSAAG appreciates GTEC's involvement, it has raised objections to certain portions of GTEC's correspondence. TUSAAG contends that GTEC's attempt to disregard or alter their Conditions of Service goes beyond its regulatory function.
The NEC of TUSAAG reassures its members that all existing Conditions of Service provisions remain valid and will be vigorously protected. The decision to suspend the intended nationwide strike comes in light of positive interventions by key stakeholders and commitments to implementing the Roll Over. The NEC calls for calm on all affected university campuses while awaiting further commitments from GTEC and VCTU-G on outstanding issues.
The statement was issued by Mr Joseph Mensah Oti-Asirifi (CMC, ChPA), National President of TUSAAG