General News Tue, 2 Oct 2001

Legon lecturers give deadline for arrears payment

The Local Executives of the Teachers and Educational Workers' Union (TEWU) and the Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) of the University of Ghana, Legon, have set Monday, October 15, as deadline for the payment of their 15 per cent salary increases from May to September.

They warned that should the authorities fail to honour their demand " we shall not be in a position to restrain our rank and file from any industrial action."

The agreement to increase the basic salaries of staff was reached at negotiations between the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) and TEWU/FUSSAG during the review of the collective bargaining agreement for the

Universities on August 1.


The two bodies said the Ministry of Finance gave approval to the Universities to implement the salary adjustment from the beginning of May, while CVCP and TEWU/FUSSAG agreed on September 2001 for implementation.

TEWU and FUSSAG urged Management of the Universities to adjust salary levels upward by 15 per cent across the board by the end of October, saying there is a mounting dissatisfaction among members over the undue delay in the payment.

They referred to a letter by the Minister of Finance Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo dated September 28, requesting the Auditor-General to audit the new salary levels for the Controller and Accountant-General to effect payment.

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