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Bolgatanga Technical University lecturers, senior administrators withdraw services over condition of service

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Teachers and senior administrators of the Bolgatanga Technical University in the Upper East Region on the 25th of August, 2023 unanimously agreed to withdraw their services. 

The university’s branch of the Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) and the Technical University Senior Administrators’ Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) during separate meetings observed that the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Erasmus Alnaa is seeking to vary portions of their Conditions of Service (CoS) as approved by the Ministry of Finance.

The members of TUTAG and TUSAAG say the VC is doing so by hiding behind claims of ambiguities in the Technical Universities Act (2016), Act 922 as Amended, which they outrightly rejected.

In a joint statement issued by the teachers and senior administrators, they expressed their dissatisfaction with the Vice-Chancellor’s attempts to alter their Condition of Service without proper consultation and agreement from the staff. 

“We strongly reject our Vice Chancellor’s absurd interpretation of our CoS where he seeks to departmentalize the payment of our retirement benefits for our retirees by paying only three months (3) salary for the number of years served under the Polytechnic and then One (1) month salary for every year served effective only after 2031. We insist that any TUTAG or TUSAAG member who served for continuous 10 years under the erstwhile Polytechnic system automatically qualifies as an accrued right to enjoy this retirement benefit as pertains in other Technical Universities (TUs) across the country”

They say the strike action is based on misinterpretations of portions of their Condition of Service pertaining to the retirement benefit by the Vice Chancellor to their disadvantage.

Read the full statement here: Declaration of Strike

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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