We have not received any order to call of strike – SSA-UoG.
The National Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Ghana-Universities of Ghana (SSA-UOG), Mr. Zakaria Mohammed, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 said the association has not received any order to call off its industrial strike action.
“No summon was served to me or the association. We only heard it on social media and I cannot speak to it”.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, February 3, secured an interlocutory injunction from the High Court, Labour Division, against the SSA-UOG to call off its strike action immediately.
The Court ordered the parties to go back to the negotiation table to negotiate in good faith on the non-basic allowance and when the Tier 2 Pension arrears would be paid.
The statement said the court asked the government to pay their arrears by the end of March this year.
Responding to the directives of the NLA on January 27, Mr. Zakaria said the Association at an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on February 1 expressed disappointment in the government handling their issues.
He said the government through its agencies acted in bad faith by failing to comply with the NLC directives.
“Notwithstanding the commitment of NEC to engage the FWSC on their condition of service, it is our absolute resolve not to resume our official duties until the government has fully paid our outstanding tier 2 contributions within 48 hours”, he said.
“We expect government to act fairly towards the Senior Staff Cadre, by extending the interim market premium and non-basic allowance to all members of our Union without delay and serve a notice to members of the management of public universities who have resorted to intimidate our members to desist from such acts”, he said.
“We wish to serve notice that we are unfazed by the threats to withhold our salaries. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall withdraw all essential services such as security, fire service and hospital staff if further attempts are made to withdraw our salaries”. He added.