Government should resolve issues raised by striking educational labour —– USAG
The University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) is appealing to the government to urgently resolve issues raised by striking educational labour, calling for justice.
The Senior Staff Association (SSA) and the Tertiary Educational Workers Union ( TEWU) are among four groups who are on strike, raising concerns about imminent action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) concerning their conditions of service.
At a press conference in Accra, President of USAG, Patrick Kusi — Adu, urged the government to resolve the disparities in the education sector with a holistic approach.
The President appealed to the government to prioritize the welfare of students and amicably dialogue with the striking unions immediately to ensure their come back.
TEWU knows who to consult when they facing any issues.SSA, in the same manner, knows who to turn to when they are facing any challenges.
We don’t want to believe that our institutions have been turned into a business market where they are bargaining over our heads.
We call upon the government to recognize the gravity of the situation and take immediate steps to address the concerns raised by SSA, TEWU, and UTAG.
Government must initiate an immediate and inclusive dialogue with representatives of TEWU,SSA, and UTAG.
The future of our educational system hangs in the balance, let this briefing serve as a plea for collaboration, dialogue, and action.
Story by Bugbila Moadow