The National Labour Commission (NLC) will today October 28, 2019 meet with relevant stakeholders in the employment and education sectors to discuss the industrial action taken by Technical University teachers, TUTAG.
Officials expected to be present at the meeting are the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Minister of Education, the Minister of State for Tertiary Education and the National President of TUTAG.
“The parties are hereby informed that the meeting is rescheduled to Monday, 28th October 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Please note that this letter supersedes the earlier one. The invitation is in accordance with Section 139 of the Labour Act 2003, Act 651,” the letter to the aforementioned stakeholders stated.
The letter dated October 10, 2019, is signed by Dr. Mrs. Bernice A. Welbeck, Director, Admin and HR at the National Labour Commission.
Members of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) have gone on strike since October 7, 2019 after emoluments due them were not released despite a directive from the Ministry of Finance to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department.
Technical Universities Administrators Association of Ghana (TUAAG), also joined demanding full benefits of migration onto the public universities’ salary structure.
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The three-week continuous industrial action by TUTAG and the recent indefinite strike also declared by the administrators is having dire consequences on technical education in the country at the moment.
The strike by the two unions is over the government’s failure to migrate them onto the public universities’ salary structure.