University of Cape Coast teachers withdraw services



Members of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Branch of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG) on Monday began a five-day strike to protest at the delay in the payment of their January salaries and the 2013 salary arrears owed them by the government.

A statement signed by Mr Daniel Egyir Arthur, Branch Chairman and Mr Emmanuel Aidoo, Branch Secretary and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the decision to withdraw their service was made at a general meeting of the Association on February 3.

It was a follow-up to a resolution passed at its general meeting held on January 16.

The Association had earlier decried the delay in the payment of eight months’ arrears spanning January-August, 2013 due to changes in economic conditions including hikes in prices of goods and services thereby eroding the value of the cedi.

According to the statement, members could no longer tolerate further delay in the payment of the arrears and would not countenance any delay in the payment of January salaries and salaries of subsequent months.

“The decision to restore the services withdrawn will depend on the response from the government and the University Management to the two critical issues confronting members of FUSSAG and all other staff of the University”, the statement added.