Senior universities’ staff call off strike

UEW UTAG SSA-UoG have called off their strike

The National Executive Council of Senior Staff Association- Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) has announced the suspension of its industrial strike action, which was declared on 21st January 2021.

This has become imperative as a result of your interlocutory injunction secured and served on us, and also after broad and constructive consultations with our legal team.

In a letter signed by its National Chairman, Zakaria Mohammed and addressed to the National Labour Commission on 9 February 2021 stated that the suspended strike “has become imperative as a result of your interlocutory injunction secured and served on us, and also after broad and constructive consultations with our legal team”.

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“Notwithstanding that, we will continue to engage faithfully with government and other relevant stakeholders in our fight for justice and fairness in the payment of our Tier2 pension contribution arrears and the award of market premium and non-basic allowance to our Union members.

SSA-UoG, therefore, asked its members to resume work tomorrow Wednesday, 10 February 2021 “without further delay”.

It will be recalled that the National Labour Commission secured a 10-day court injunction against the ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association, Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) on 3 February 2021.

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The court ordered SSA-UoG “to comply with the directive of the National Labour Commission issued on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 and call off the industrial strike action”.

Prior to that, the National Labour Commission had directed Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) to immediately call off their strike and return to the negotiating table on Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

They, however, did not heed to the directive.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of, an Online Education News Blog, and Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog now His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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