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Call off strike - Labour Commission directs SSA-UOG

BY: Daily Graphic
Mr Ignatious Baffour-Awuah — Minister-designate  for Employment and Labour Relations
Mr Ignatious Baffour-Awuah — Minister-designate for Employment and Labour Relations

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UOG), its executive officers, members, agents, servants and employees to call off its industrial strike.

This was after the commission managed to secure an interlocutory injunction from the High Court.

In a press statement released in Accra yesterday, the commission instructed the striking workers to comply with the directive of the commission, which was issued on Wednesday, January 27, this year.

Under the directive, the commission urged the parties to go back to the negotiation table to negotiate on non-basic allowance and when the Tier Two pension arrears would be paid.

Three months were given to the parties to engage in the negotiations and report to the commission.

The directive also urged the government to do everything possible to pay the pension arrears that was outstanding by the end of March this year.

Background

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana announced a nationwide strike on January 2, 2021, over outstanding Tier-2 contributions of its retired members.

The association is also demanding an improved market premium and non-basic allowance, as well as the migration of public universities onto the Controller and Accountant General payroll system.