The local chapter of the University of Cape Coast Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana has met with the National Labour Commission to discuss the delay in negotiated allowances, conditions of service, and promotions of its members.
The Association went on strike on April 13th and later called it off following engagements with the Commission.
According to the Chairman of the association, Sandy Kumi Sinatra, the meeting with the Commission was inconclusive and the Commission has given the association until June 21st, 2023 to reconvene after having further engagements with UCC's management.
Mr Sinatra stated, “Most of the things are still inconclusive for that reason, the Commission could not have taken a firm stance on the issue and has requested that we go and dialogue with management and report back on June 21.”
The Association has raised concerns about promotions for people with a diploma or higher diploma qualifications to progress within the senior staff rank from senior admin assistant to the principal, which they claim is a common practice in other public universities. However, the reverse is what is being observed in UCC.
Mr Sinatra added, “The National Labour Commission clearly noticed that there were some errors in the Unified Scheme of Service and for that reason requested that we contact GTEC for proper interpretation.”
The Association hopes that further engagements with UCC's management will lead to a resolution of the outstanding issues and prevent further disruptions to academic activities.