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TEWU strike is illegal – Fair Wages and Salaries Commission

TEWU strike is illegal – Fair Wages and Salaries Commission

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has described the strike action by the Teachers and Educational Workers Union as illegal.

Reacting to an indefinite strike by the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) commencing today, January 13, 2021, the Commission has reacted swiftly by clearing the air on their arrangements towards ironing out issues of Conditions of services brought before it by the union.

 

The union declared an indefinite nationwide strike in all public universities to demand better conditions of service for their members.

It has been in talks with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission since June 2019 on the Review of the Conditions of Service for Unionised Staff of the Public Universities which expired in 2008.

“Until government sits with us to review the conditions of service in total and to also attend to the needs that we have put across, we are going to lay down our tools,” Mr. Korankye stated.

However, Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Dr. Edward Kwapong has indicated that the strike is illegal and added that the Commission is at the verge of securing clearance from the finance ministry to meet the terms and conditions of the Union.

“Even where there is a deadlock, you go first to the National Labour Commission for them first to mediate and give a ruling,” he said.

Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah /awakenewsroom.com

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