The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has kicked off a strike action across the country.
This action has come off despite a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC) for members of TUTAG to call off the industrial action and resort to negotiations on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Coincidentally, the Senior Staff Association of Universities resumed work today after a strike for almost three weeks over similar concerns.
Poor conditions of service and the frustrations the technical universities encounter in getting accreditation for academic programmes, among other things are the reasons why TUTAG is protesting.
Africa Articles monitored reports form Citi FM’s Edward Oppong Margin on Citi News
where he indicated that academic work at the Kumasi Technical University had come to a halt as a result of the strike.
He said students are stranded on campus because all lectures had been called off.
Students are calling on stakeholders to ensure the matter is resolved as early as possible.
“The strike is a very worrying issue and students are very peeved about it because basically, we just started school. We are calling on the government to sit down with the lecturers and also the lecturers should have a listening ear to the concerns of the government. This is disrupting our academics,” a student said.
“It will affect us because we do not know the day or time the strike will end and our parents too are not happy about it,” another student complained.