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Senior Staff Association of Universities gives gov’t 48 hours ultimatum to pay Tier-2 contributions

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The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana has served notice that its ongoing industrial action for improved service conditions “remains in force until further notice.

A statement by the Association thus gives government a 48-hour ultimatum to among others pay what it says is non-negotiable outstanding Tier-2 which dates back to between 2010 and 2016.

It says notwithstanding the commitment of the National Executive Council to engage the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on their conditions of service, it is their resolve not to resume official duties until government fully pays their outstanding Tier 2 contributions dating 2010 to 2016.

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The association after an emergency National Executive Council yesterday, directed government to “act fairly by extending the interim market premium and non-basic allowance to all members of their union without further delay”.

Meanwhile, the group has asked its management members in public universities who have resorted to intimidation of other members to desist from such acts.

The Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana announced a nationwide strike on January 2, 2021, over outstanding Tier-2 contributions of its retired members.

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It is also demanding an improved market premium and non-basic allowance as well as the migration of public universities onto the Controller and Accountant General payroll system.

The National Labour Commission has told the Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana to call off its strike and has outlined measures for a resolution for the union and government.

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