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TEWU calls off nationwide strike 

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Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union of TUC (TEWU of TUC (GH)) has announced the suspension of its nationwide strike action, which commenced on January 22, 2024.

The decision to suspend the strike comes following productive discussions with the employer, as detailed in a press release dated February 9 and signed by the General Secretary, Mark Korankye.

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The union cited a favorable outcome of negotiations with the government on key issues as the reason for the suspension. These included the release of arrears for Tier-2 pensions to fund managers and the withdrawal of a letter from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) regarding the payment of overtime allowance to members.

In the press release, TEWU emphasized that the decision to suspend the strike was made in collaboration with the leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG), following successful negotiations.

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TEWU called on all its members to resume work immediately and assured them that leadership would continue engaging with the government to ensure that penalties accrued due to delayed payments to fund managers were resolved promptly. The union also pledged to negotiate on all other pending issues to bring them to a satisfactory conclusion.

The release highlighted TEWU’s appreciation for its members’ commitment to maintaining a conducive atmosphere at various public universities for quality teaching and learning. It further urged government agencies to address concerns raised by labor groups in the education sector proactively to prevent disruptions to students’ education.

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The suspension of the nationwide strike signals a positive step towards resolving grievances within the education sector and ensuring the smooth functioning of academic activities in public universities across Ghana.

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