Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) will from Wednesday, 13th of January 2021 declare a nationwide strike to express their displeasure over the government failure of the government to finalize their conditions of service.
According to the leadership of the union, their strike is due to the inability of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to conclude negotiations with them following engagements in June 2020 with regards to the review of conditions of service for unionized staff of the public universities which expired in 2008.
Speaking to class news monitored by Listengh.net, the local chair at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Charles Arthur indicated that the strike will only be called-off when the strike will only be called off when their demands are met.
He however reiterated that a simultaneous strike will begin in all public universities across Ghana because all efforts to get the FWSC to the negotiation table has proved futile.
“We’ll declare strike for every member to go home. As we speak now, we’ve not heard anything from fair wages and our decision still stands that Wednesday God willing we are embarking on an industrial action i.e., strike”, he added.