General Secretary for The Teachers’ and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), Mark Dankyira Korankye, has announced the association’s decision to embark on a strike action on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to protest government’s inability to come to a consensus on their condition of service.
According to TEWU, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has failed to conclude on negotiations with respect to their demand for better conditions of service since July 2019.
In an interview with host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive Ekourba Gyasi, General Secretary for TEWU Mark Dankyira Korankye, explained that TEWU has been lenient with government since 2019 and that they are only demanding what is due them.
His side has complained that for close to two years, the Commission has not been able to finalise issues on the conditions of service.
Mark Dankyira Korankye said the union has decided to advise itself after the Commission failed to immediately conclude negotiation on the new conditions of service for the Unionised Staff of the public universities before the beginning of the academic year, in January 2021, which would come with added responsibilities with the intake of the first batch of graduates of the Free Senior High School.
“We are saying our conditions of service would have to be concluded because, in the conditions of service, we are supposed to be given other allowances which other entities get, but we don’t get at the moment. The onus lies on the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission. If they had paid attention to us to conclude the negotiations, such a situation would not have occurred,” he said.
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