General news for Sunday, July 24, 2022
Association of Senior Executives – Universities in Ghana declare intention to strike against COLA
Unions demand 20% COLA
Government and unions agree 15% cost of living allowance
No agreement has been reached between the Association of Senior Universities of Ghana and the government on the association’s request for non-payment of tier 2 pension arrears and other contractual agreements.
That’s according to the association’s national president, Isaac Donkoh.
The association further revealed that although there has been an agreement for the government to pay the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), its members will continue to be on strike due to other outstanding labor issues. which remain unresolved.
In an interview with Citi News, the association’s national president, Isaac Donkoh, said the association could decide to suspend the strike if an agreement reached between management and the government is accepted by the members.
“We met with the Ministry of Education and the Labor Commission on Wednesday and Thursday. We were supposed to sign deals with them on Friday but it couldn’t happen as it looked like they weren’t available.
“For us leaders, we are happy with the conditions we have set, but we will have to check with our members. If they are satisfied, we will suspend the strike.