TEWU-Ghana ends two-week strike 

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The Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH) has suspended its two-week strike after engagements with the National Labour Commission, GTEC, and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.  

The Union suspended work on February 1 over non-payment of their vehicle maintenance allowances and other conditions of service. 

It was a back-and-forth between the Union and government, but after they met with stakeholders yesterday, an agreement was reached.

Initially, TEWU-GH persisted with its industrial action despite discussions with the government on February 9. 

However, a pivotal meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC) and government representatives on February 14 led to a significant shift in the union’s stance.

Following an emergency session convened by the union’s national executive council on February 15 in Accra, it was unanimously decided to comply with the NLC’s directive and suspend the strike. 

The council acknowledged the necessity of further dialogue with the government to address the underlying grievances.

In an official statement released thereafter, TEWU-GH announced the immediate suspension of the strike, emphasising its commitment to engaging in constructive negotiations with the government moving forward.

Below is a statement from the TEWU Ghana

Below is the full statement.

The Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH) of the public universities in Ghana declared an indefinite strike on February 1st 2024, leadership subsequently directed all members to continue the strike action on 12th February 2024, to press home our demands.

The leadership of TEWU-GH was invited by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on 14th February 2024, in attendance from Government representatives was the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).

After a series of discussions with the National Labour Commission and the government, NLC directed the union to suspend the strike action and engage the Government to resolve the issue of the vehicle maintenance allowance to our members.

As we are all aware, the government denied some of our members the vehicle maintenance allowance payment which compelled the union to embark on an indefinite strike action.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH) had an emergency meeting today 15th February 2024, in Accra and a resolution was passed, that the ongoing strike should be suspended and engage with the Government as directed.

In view of the above, we wish to announce that the ongoing strike action is suspended with immediate effect.

All local executives are requested to disseminate this information/directives to their rank and file for compliance.

Leadership wish to thank all members for their tireless support during this industrial action, for your support, we shall be treated with dignity to improve our working conditions in the public university campuses.

Thank you

Long Live TEWU-GH on the university campuses in Ghana.

Thank you.

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