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University admissions disrupted as senior staff threaten strikes over pensions, others

The Senior Staff Association-Universities of Ghana has threatened a strike over issues including the payment of Tier 2 pension contributions to members.

The union is also angry about the abolition of overtime pay for seniors.

The union said the strike would disrupt academic activity. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

In a statementthe Senior Staff Association said it would strike from January 15, 2024 if its concerns were not addressed.

It wants the government to urgently pay all outstanding debts and premiums, together with the associated interest, from February to December 2023.

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The Union also stressed that due to the delays, the government should implement the three percent penalty rates set out in the Pensions Act, Act 766 section 64.

It was also stated that the government did not pay Tier 2 contributions between 2010 and 2016, and paid only simple interest without penalty when settling the arrears.

Donkoh also expects that education at all public universities will come to a standstill due to his cohort's strike.

“Most of us are laboratory technicians, IT technicians, nurses and other professionals, so when you are in the University of Ghana and you go to school, you have to do your medical care. So you cannot come to school and that is where the lecture hall sits enter without doing your medical examination.”

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