The Executive Councils of the Senior Staff Association (SSA)-UoG, Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) and the Teachers Educational and Workers’ Union (TEWU) at the University for Development Studies (UDS) have declared an indefinite industrial strike.
The strike, which is against management of the UDS takes effect today, Wednesday, 10 August 2022.
A statement issued on Wednesday, 10 August 2022, co-signed by the President of GAUA Dr Iddrisu M Tanko, SSA Chairman Zakaria Mohammed, TEWU Chairman Sule Abdul-Rahaman enumerated reasons for the strike.
Among the reasons include: “Failure to pay July 2022 salaries of staff on time without any communication to staff, failure to engage all the relevant stakeholders (Unions) in what is believed and considered to be an ambush Migration of the Salaries of staff to the Controller and Accountant General Mechanised payroll system without any agreed document (MoU) from Controller as agreed in the previous engagement.”
It also stated “the persistent disregard for administrative procedures that naturally affects unity, transparency, and peaceful institutional environment to propel the attainment of the UDS vision and mission, staff welfare and institutional wellbeing and the penchant of leadership for disrespect and apparent dislike and disinterest in working with Labour unions to drive the developmental agenda” of the university.
The angry staff have, thus, with immediate effect withdrawn of all their services until further notice.