The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana says it will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike from Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
The Association explained that the decision follows the government’s failure to address the concerns of its members after they called off a similar action early on in the year.
The intended strike comes on the back of the government’s inability to pay the tier-2 pension arrears, market premiums, and non-basic allowances of members.
In an interview with Citi News, the National Chairman of the Association, Mohammed Zakaria, said the government has consistently failed to address their concerns despite earlier promises.
“We submitted our letter of intent to the National Labour Commission (NLC) on the 7th of this month, but we have not heard anything. We have been disappointed so many times. This strike will hold till our demands are met.”
In February 2021, the Association declared a strike over the same concerns but was forced to suspend it after the National Labour Commission (NLC) secured an interlocutory injunction from the High Court, Labour Division, against them.
The NLC had had earlier given a directive that the government should do everything possible to pay the outstanding pension arrears to the Association by end of March 2021.