The College Lecturers Affiliation of Ghana (UTAG) has threatened to embark on a strike motion by Monday, September 14, 2020, if their reserve and exploration allowances for the 2019/2020 academic yr are not paid out.
UTAG pointed out in a push launch that “it is critical to take note that regardless of the reality that all the required and required documentation to facilitate the payment of BRA have been offered to the correct institutions of Govt and the fact that we have been explained to time and once again that payment has been produced by means of the GIFMIS technique, no member of UTAG has obtained their allowances.”
“Countless makes an attempt to see the powers that be in authorities to see to it that the past educational year’s BRA is compensated to its associates keep on to bear no fruit,” the September 11 assertion observed.
Talking to JoyNews, President of the association Prof Charles Marfo lamented that in spite of the government’s guarantees to make the payment, it is regrettable that every single year, lecturers have arrive to occur out this way in advance of the payments are effected.
“We always have to arrive out like this in advance of it is compensated. Ordinarily it’s intended to be paid a bit previously but this 12 months, the Academic yr which meant to stop July 21st has ended extended in the past and inspite of all the initiatives we have put in and all the correspondents we’ve had with governing administration so that the appropriate issue is completed, that is for book and analysis allowance to be paid out within the academic calendar year has not materialized. Governing administration has just unsuccessful to heed to our call”, he stressed.
UTAG also says that even though it sympathizes with the federal government above the economic issues Covid-19 has frequented on the economic climate, it has also taken take note of the government’s distribution of freebies and raises in expenditure in other sectors of the financial state.
In accordance to the UTAG President, “the point is we are meant to sympathize with governing administration in these very periods, but you will also agree to me that it is inside of this period of time that considerably costs are currently being produced to other sectors of the economy. Haven’t you read that freebies are offered in all places, have not you heard that even contingencies are remaining paid for.
“Ours is not a contingency, ours is an proven one that anyone really should commit alone to. And it’s not that we don’t sympathize, we do sympathize with governing administration pretty significantly but we also believe that the appropriate matter must be completed.”
UTAG claims it need to not be blamed if the new 2020/2021 academic yr is disrupted due to the non-payment of their allowances, but these kinds of blame will have to fall at the doorsteps of governing administration due to its steps and inactions pertaining to its dealing with the College Academics Association of Ghana on the payment of their book and investigate allowances.