Negotiations going on at the National Labour Commission between the government and the striking Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) nears conclusion, as the parties expect to clinch a resolution.
A resolution will end the ongoing strike action embarked on by the TUTAG members, to demand enhanced conditions of service.
“We are hopeful of a conclusion and resolution,” a source at today’s meeting at the NLC in Accra told ADR Daily.
The crunch meeting which is been attended by executives of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, was convened by the NLC to address the protracted agitation of and the Technical University Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG), over the government failure to migrate them onto the obligatory pay structure that applies to the public universities.
Earlier last week, executives of TUTAG rejected the government’s proposal to pay its members extra allowances instead of migrating them onto the public university single spine salary structure following a similar meeting with the Minister of Employment and Labour Relation, Ignatius Baffour Awuah.
Despite been proposed the payment of entertainment and responsibility allowances, TUTAG described the government approach in resolving the demands as unacceptable.
But the source at today’s meeting says there is hope for a positive outcome especially taking into consideration the high level of cooperation by both parties at the meeting.
TUTAG whose strike entered week four this week promised that its members will return to their posts if the meeting produced positive results.
TUSAAG joined the strike to also demand full benefits of migration onto the public universities salary structure.
By Benjamin Nana Appiah/ adrdaily.com