The national executive council of the Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) has declared a strike action effective Thursday February 1, 2024.
Their demands mirror that of the Senior Staff Association and the University Administrators currently on their third week of strike.
Aside from demanding a withdrawal of a directive from the Ghana Technical Education Council to suspend overtime and extra duty allowances, they are also demanding that the government pays 9 months of their tier two pensions to their fund managers.
TEWU-GH is further demanding that the government harmonizes a vehicle maintenance allowance which they describe as froth with bottle necks.
National Chairman of TEWU-GH Suleman Abdul Rahman spoke to Starr News’ Ivan Heathcote – Fumador after declaring the nationwide strike action on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The strike will affect major frontline operations of managing sanitation, security, hospital facilities, fire stations and other academic support services on campuses of public universities across the country.
Already, facilities including University Basic Schools have been closed. KNUST Local Chairman of TEWU-GH Charles Arthur tells Starr News, they are stopping at nothing to ensure that the strike action is enforced to the letter.