University Of Ghana Basic School postpones reopening as Universities’ Senior Staff go on strike

Following an indefinite strike by the Senior Staff Unions of the Universities of Ghana, pupils at the University of Ghana Basic School were asked to stop reporting on academic activities.

The school was supposed to reopen on Monday, January 25, 2021, but school officials say they are forced to defer because of the strike.

The school’s Head Master has released a letter to parents and guardians for this reason.

“We are obliged to defer because the Universities of Ghana Senior Staff Association has asked its membership to suspend all work scheduled until further notice,” reads part of the letter.

He says a new resumption date will be revealed later on.

Senior Workers Associations of Ghanaian Universities

A nationwide strike over unpaid Tier-2 contributions of its retired members was announced by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana.

An increased market premium and non-basic allowance, as well as the transfer of public universities to the payroll system of the Controller and Accountant General, are also expected by the Association.

The shortage of study leave with pay, medical treatment for workers and families, among others, were also noted as problems that needed to be addressed.

Mohammed Zakaria, First Vice-President of the Senior Staff Association, has promised that members of the association will stay at home until their issues are resolved.

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