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TUSAAG ( the Technical University Senior Administrators Association Ghana) has also given the government up to 31st July to address their grievances or they would advise themselves. they say the relaxed posture of the Government on the provision of Conditions of Service for staff of the Technical Universities since the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities can no longer be tolerated due to the distasteful and deteriorating conditions of staff of the Technical Universities, particularly TUSAAG members
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At the 8th National Delegates Congress of the Technical University Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) held at the Ho Technical University on Thursday, 17th June 2021, Congress made the following observations:
- There are no Conditions of Service for its members who are mainly the Senior Members (Non-Teaching) in the Technical Universities and that government is not making any effort to provide Conditions of Service for its members.
- The Tier II contributions of TUSAAG Members have not been transferred to the fund managers of the Technical Universities. Thus, Tier II pension contributions of TUSAAG members on retirement since 2020 have still not been paid.
- The Scheme of Service for Staff of the Technical Universities is wrought with numerous flaws, weaknesses, omissions, and inconsistencies rendering its application by the Technical Universities very difficult. This has resulted in difficulties in the progression of staff and inappropriate placement levels of TUSAAG members on the Single Spine Salary Structure.
- Office holding allowances of some TUSAAG members are not being paid. In fact, it appears there is a different regulation on the status of Assistant Registrar and analogous grades holding offices in the traditional public universities from that of their counterparts in Technical Universities to the detriment of TUSAAG members.
The relaxed posture of the Government on the provision of Conditions of Service for staff of the Technical Universities since the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities can no longer be tolerated due to the distasteful and deteriorating conditions of staff of the Technical Universities, particularly TUSAAG members.
TUSAAG wishes to bring to the attention of the Government and its established bodies including the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission that there is a growing tension among its members as a result of these unresolved issues.
TUSAAG, therefore, requests, as a matter of urgency, that these matters be resolved not later than 31st July 2021, a failure of which the Association will advise itself.
TUSAAG, however, urges its members to remain calm while the National Leadership takes up the matter with the appropriate bodies.
EDEM K. HONU
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ISSUED ON: FRIDAY, 18TH JUNE, 2021