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TEWU, other university unions give govt two-week ultimatum to restore allowances

The Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) and two other university unions have given the government a two-week ultimatum to restore their withheld allowances.

The two other unions are the Senior Staff Association of the University of Ghana (SSA-UoG) and the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

Addressing a press conference in Accra, GAUA National President Dr. Beth Offei-Awuku said the non-payment of these allowances is putting undue hardship on their members.

The unions threatened to withdraw their services across all public universities in the country if the government fails to restore their allowances by October 15, 2023.

Meanwhile, the Organised Labour has asked its members to use the right channels when planning demonstrations by seeking police approval.

Deputy Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Joshua Ansah, said going through the right processes would give them the mandate to go ahead and protest.

“We are a law-abiding organisation. We normally write to the police the number of days that is required which is five days to the police,” Ansah said.

“The police also have the duty to respond. If they are satisfied with all the arrangements, the routes, the destination, the starting points, and the time of closing, I think that they can give us the go-ahead.”

“I don’t think the police would dream of stopping us from having our demonstration or strike after we have informed them in accordance with the law,” he stated.

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