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University Administrators declare indefinite strike effective January 29

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The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has declared an indefinite national strike beginning Monday, January 29, 2024.

GAUA’s indefinite strike is intended to highlight the organization’s frustration with the government’s failure to address their welfare concerns.

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In a statement released on January 23, 2024, GAUA stated that the decision was made during an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on the same day.

In a press release dated January 19, 2024, GAUA expressed support with the Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) strike and hinted at a probable strike declaration. It warned the administration that if its concerns were not addressed, it will lay down its tools.

“At an emergency GAUA National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held today, 23rd January 2024, NEC has decided that following Ghana Government’s failure to address the myriad of problems plaguing senior administrators in the public universities enumerated here, and the penchant attitude of government agencies in handling issues affecting staff of the traditional universities.”

“The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) hereby activates its advertised intention to declare an indefinite nationwide strike action effective Monday, 29th January, 2024 to drum home its dissatisfaction with the lethargic government attitude in resolving the issues raised and pending before the National Labour Commission NLC.”

GAUA chastised the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for their inadequate management of working conditions.

“It is worthy to note that two agencies of government vis the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) have over the years deliberately worked to make the condition of service of the administrators worse off by unilaterally issuing certain directives that are inimical to the wellbeing of the administrator with total disregard to the conditions of service and negotiation machinery which seek to erode the benefits of the administrators to penury,” GAUA said.

The Association demands an immediate stop and discontinuation of the GTEC-led decisions on impacted members’ office-holding allowances.

 

 

 

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