Teachers and Educational Workers Union of UG Strikes
Accra , Jan 30, GNA -The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) of the University of Ghana (UG) on Monday locked offices and refused to work in demand of arrears for the Single-Spine Salary structure.
Students, prospective students and the general public who went there to seek information or enquire about admission processes were greeted with loud music at the main entrance while a red cloth hanged at the gate.
Most of the staff refused to talk to the GNA but one official who spoke on conditions of anonymity, said they were embarking on the strike to press home their demand for arrears on the single spine salary structure and their 20 per cent salary increment which they said was long overdue.
Workers at the Institute of Adult Education were scattered with a few hanging around but none of them expressed readiness to speak to the media, a few however offered to help desperate students by explaining the situation to them.
A prospective student who expressed frustration at the situation said he had bought a form for a sandwich programme but could not access the online registration form.
He therefore decided to visit the campus to see if he could get help but met the situation, saying, “This is a worrying situation, we have already bought the forms and it is not fair to prospective students at all.”
The man who also refused to reveal his identity saying “My Sister I will be coming to work with them when I am admitted”. He expressed the hope that the problem would be resolved sooner than later.
As at 12.30pm when the GNA was leaving the campus the offices of the Institute of Adult Education and other offices were still locked.