SSAUoG declares strike over market premium, pension arrears
The Senior Staff Association, Universities of Ghana (SSAUoG) has served notice members will embark on strike, starting Monday, October 19, 2020.
According to them, the government has failed to pay its market premium and second-tier pension arrears between 2010 and 2016.
Numbering about 4,500 in all public universities, the senior staff say without the payment of the market premium by close of day Friday, October 16, they will withdraw their services.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Friday, National President of the Association Abdul Majid said the Executive Council issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government through the Ministry of Education last month.
“Pursuant to the ultimatum, which was copied to the National Labour Commission, and government’s insensitivity to our plight, we hereby declare the withdrawal of our services with effect from Monday, 19th October 2020.
“All members of the Senior Staff Association, Universities of Ghana (SSAUoG) are required to lay down their tools and hoist red flags across all campuses.”
He added that several attempts by the national leadership to get the government to address their concerns have proved futile.