The Technical University Senior Administrators Association of Ghana (TUSAAG) has accused the government of deliberately delaying the provision of the condition of service for members of the Association.
According to the Association, government has dragged its feet on improving the conditions of service of its members since the conversion of Polytechnics to Technical Universities. The undue delays on the part of government, the Association said, had led to what it called “distasteful and deteriorating conditions of staff of the Technical Universities, particularly TUSAAG members.”
In view of this, the Association has, therefore, issued a stern warning that it cannot continue to tolerate the “relaxed posture of the government on the provision of conditions of service for staff.”
This was contained in a communiqué issued by the association at its 8th National Delegates Congress held at the Ho Technical University on Thursday, 17th June.
The congress observed among others that “There is no Conditions of Service for its members who are mainly the Senior Members (Non-Teaching) in the Technical Universities, and that government is not making any effort to provide Conditions of Service for its members.”
Congress alleged that the Tier II contributions of TUSAAG members have not been transferred to the fund managers of the Technical Universities. “Thus, Tier II pension contributions of TUSAAG members on retirement since 2020 have still not been paid,” the communiqué stated.
According to congress, the Scheme of Service for Staff of the Technical Universities was wrought with numerous flaws, weaknesses, omissions and inconsistencies, rendering its application by the Technical Universities very difficult.
This, congress stated, had resulted in difficulties in the progression of staff, and inappropriate placement levels of TUSAAG members on the Single Spine Salary Structure.
It added: “In fact, it appears there is a different regulation on the status of Assistant Registrar and analogous grades holding offices in the traditional public universities from that of their counterparts in Technical Universities to the detriment of TUSAAG members”.
Following the aforementioned unresolved issues as alleged by TUSAAG, congress posited that there was a growing tension among its members which ought to be addressed by government. “TUSAAG therefore requests, as a matter of urgency, that these matters be resolved not later than 31st July, 2021, failure of which the Association will advise itself,” it continued.
The communiqué was signed and issued by the National President of TUSAAG, Mr Edem K. Honu.Read Full Story