The National Labour Commission, NLC, says lecturers and administrators of Technical Universities may lose their salaries if they don’t comply with the order to call off the strike.
The NLC last Friday ordered the aggrieved teachers and administrators to immediately resume work as government agrees to pay their allowances by January 29 2020.
But reports have indicated that some teachers and administrators in some Technical Universities remain defiant as they continue their strike contrary to the order from the National Labour Commission(NLC).
At the Takoradi Technical University, there are no academic activities taking place.
Commenting on the development on Starr FM today, the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, Mr Ofosu Asamoah said the striking unions will lose their monies and subsequently their jobs if the strike continues for a period of time
”The directive is for them to go back to the classroom and the directive is for the government to do its part by paying them. Their validation has been done and it been worked on and given that by January 29 their monies will hit their accounts that is what we agreed on at the meeting. You have now gone ahead to say you will defy the order and stay at home”.
”For as long as they stay at home they are engaging in an illegal strike and the government will not pay for an illegal strike the law does not permit that. If they stay out for the period longer than the permissible period without a justifiable course they will lose their job”, he added.
However, the National Council for Tertiary Education on their part has indicated that it has submitted data from the aggrieved tertiary education teachers and administrators to pave way for the payment.
”I can confirm that they have submitted the data, we have worked on it and transferring it to controller and accountant generals’ department”, the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education, Professor Salifu Mohammed said.