General News of 2014-01-22

FUSSAG likely to embark on strike

The University of Cape Coast Branch of the Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) has given government an ultimatum to pay its salary arrears by the end of January or face a possible industrial action.

Speaking on Eye Witness News, the Chairman of the Association, Mr. Daniel Adiri-Arthur, said the Association had been waiting for the payment of their salaries since 2013.

“We were supposed to have received our back-pay from January to August, but nothing has been paid.

“We are reminding government that it owes us our eight months of arrears and latest by January 31, our salaries should be paid to us. We have started the new year, and we don’t want to disrupt the academic calendar,” he said.

Mr. Adiri Arthur in that regard emphasized the need for government to expedite action to ensure that salaries are paid.

That, he said, will also avert any possible industrial action in the future.

“As a Union, we are reminding ourselves that we don’t want to go into these fights and demonstrations etc, and we hope that government will try as much as possible to make the payments so we don’t take any actions.”