University of Cape Coast closes hospital indefinitely due to strike by senior staff

The University of Cape Coast has closed its hospital indefinitely from January 19, 2024 due to the Universities Senior Staff Association strike.

Students have been advised to seek care for minor ailments at their respective infirmaries.

The strike is taking a toll on the university's health. Source: Facebook/University of Cape Coast (UCC)
Source: Facebook

In case of serious conditions, you will be referred to the school's student clinic.

The clinic would operate from 8am to 6pm, excluding weekends.

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The Senior Staff Association of Universities in Ghana and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana have been on strike since January 17, 2024.

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

The union also stressed that the delays require the government to implement the three percent penalties set out in the Pension Act, Act 766 section 64.

It also wants the policy of abolishing overtime pay reversed by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

In an earlier statementtold the Senior Staff Association that the government did not pay Tier 2 contributions between 2010 and 2016, and paid only simple interest without penalty when settling the arrears.

The union also expects that administrative processes, such as processing admissions and fees, will be affected by the strike.

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UCC responds to Nigerian ban reports

Following the reports, the school clarified that it has no physical operations in Nigeria.

In a statement, the school noted that the University of Cape Coast was different from Cape Coast University.

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