TEWU Joins Public Universities’ Strike

Mark Dankyira Korankye


The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of the Trade Unions Congress (TUC-GH), has associated itself with the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) in the issues culminating in the current nationwide strike action.

The union, in a release signed by its General Secretary, Mark Dankyira Korankye, indicated that the demands for Tier-2 pension payment and the restoration of payments of stopped agreed allowances were among the myriad of issues listed on the petitions to the National Labour Commission (NLC) in October, 2023 which almost led to another joint non-teaching staff unions strike in the public universities.

“It is obvious that the patience of the universities workers has waned and the continued lethargy of government agencies in addressing labour issues will no more be entertained,” the statement said.

“TEWU of TUC (GH) is by this statement calling on its members in the Public Universities to join the on-going strike in solidarity and especially on the non-payment of Tier-2 pension contributions by government that is outstanding for nine months,” it added.

TEWU thus called on the government to immediately pay the nine months Tier 2 pension contributions arrears of workers of the Public Universities to ensure dignified retirement.

“We wish to serve notice, and is hereby served that the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of TUC (GH) has joined the strike declared by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG).

It is hoped that the smooth running of Ghana’s Public Universities will be revered in a swift response of the government agencies to forestall disruptions in the academic calendar,” Dankyira Korankye said.

By Nafisa Abdul Razak