Preparing teachers

The Labor Commission ordered the government of Ghana here on Monday to pay allowances owed striking teachers of technical universities in the country.

The ruling, which came after a day’s sitting, also ruled that the technical university teachers association of Ghana (TUTAG) shall call off its strike immediately and return to the lecture halls.

Members of TUTAG withdrew their services earlier this month (October) over unpaid allowances and other service conditions they considered inimical to their welfare.

“The employer (government) shall pay the following allowances; electricity, rent, security, car maintenance, and off-campus allowances to members of TUTAG who qualify for them at the end of December 2019,” the commission ruled.

It added that the responsibility, entertainment, and fuel allowances should also be paid to deserving officeholders in December, while the back-pay (arrears) of these allowances dating from August are paid in January and February next year.

The ruling means students of technical universities who have remained at home for three weeks will return to school as soon as their teachers restore their services.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of TUTAG Solomon Keelson told the media that the teachers were ready to suspend their strike action, as they were satisfied with the ruling so far. Enditem

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