GAUA, TUSAAG threaten to strike over fuel rates discrimination

June 12, 2024
GAUA, TUSAAG threaten to strike over fuel rates discrimination
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The leadership of both the Ghana Association of University Administrators () and the Technical Senior Administrators Association of Ghana () have vowed to embark on a strike action by the end of June 2024.

These groups have expressed their dissatisfaction with the discriminatory application of the newly approved fuel rates and related allowances for staff and officeholders in public universities.

In a statement released on June 5, 2024, both TUSAAG and GAUA criticised the attempt to implement the directive with different effective dates, despite an initial agreement with the government.

They described this move as a violation of the principle of equity in the administration of allowances.

“We wish to sound a note of caution that if the revised approved fuel rates and related allowances
with the effective date of January 2024 are not implemented by the end of June 2024, we will lay
down our tools.”

The groups urged the government to refrain from attempting to apply different rates for common allowances among senior members of the public.

“We have also noted the effort by the government to apply different rates for common allowances
between senior members of public universities. The government is advised to stop and desist from the same.

“It will be of utmost importance for these demands to be considered promptly to foster industrial harmony on our university campuses.”

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