Following extensive deliberations and negotiations with their respective employers, the striking unions comprising the Senior Staff Association of Public Universities in Ghana (SSA-UoG), Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff (FUSSAG) have collectively agreed to suspend their industrial action.
In a statement signed by Isaac Donkoh, the National Chairman of SSA-UoG, the unions announced the decision to suspend the strike, citing a successful meeting with their employers as the basis for their decision.
The industrial action, which commenced on January 17, 2024, stemmed from the government’s failure to pay Tier-2 members. However, after an emergency National Executives Council (NEC) meeting held at KNUST on February 7, 2024, to assess the state of the strike, a resolution was passed to suspend the industrial action.
The statement directed that the suspension is effective immediately and emphasized the unions’ intention to engage with the government regarding the roadmap for addressing the payment of the three percent penalty and the recalculation of accrued interest from 2010 to 2016.
The unions expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for their efforts in resolving the impasse and extended appreciation to their members for their support throughout the negotiation process.
The statement concluded by urging all local executives to disseminate the directive to their rank and file for compliance and reiterated the commitment of the unions to securing improved conditions of service for all members.