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Senior staff of universities threaten to strike over unpaid tier-2 contributions

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The Senior Staff Association—Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) has asked the government to move with clearing its members’ Tier-2 payments, or else its members would go on strike on January 15, 2024.

The payments in question, according to the association, have been late since February 2023.

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The government has failed to pay the payments despite an original agreement, according to the SSA-UoG’s NEC meeting at CKT-UTAS in Navrongo.

“Historically, Government on several occasions has failed to pay contributions on time to the Board of Trustees for effective management. It will be recalled that between 2010 and 2016, Government deliberately refused to pay members’ Tier-2 contributions. When leadership of SSA-UoG requested that the Government pays the three percent penalty (in accordance with the Pensions Act) on the amount which could have given us over Two Hundred Million Ghana Cedis, they refused and instead used simple interest rates to calculate which gave us Fifty-One million Ghana Cedis.”

SSA-UoG in a statement demanded that the government to “as a matter of urgency pay all outstanding debt/contributions together with the appropriate interest from February to December 2023 using the three percent penalty rates as stipulated by the Pension’s Act, Act 766, section 64.”

 

 

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