The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has declared an indefinite sit-down strike until government meet their demands.
In a video released by the school, a lecturer of KsTU justifies the reason for their action. He said the strike is in effect due to government’s failure to migrate Technical University lecturers onto the “university level salary structure” since the school was converted to a university in 2016.
“National on the 29th of August wrote to the NCTE [ National Council for Tertiary Education], Ministry of Education and the Labour Commission of our intention to strike if we were not migrated onto the university level salary structure. And it will surprise people to know that since 2016 when we were converted to a university, the staff have not been migrated onto the relevant single spine salary structure of the university.”
As a result, teaching and learning process has been brought to a halt as students of KsTU were, on this morning, asked to go out for the classrooms to be locked.
The school’s Student’s Representative Council has since released a statement pleading with government to respond to strike action.