Dozens of Ghanaian public universities go on strike over allowance disputes
Workers including teachers in 15 Ghanaian public universities declared a strike Monday over their allowance disputes with the government, XiHua news agency reports.
The strikes were declared by four labor unions of public universities which denounced variation of their conditions of service by the government.
The unions in a statement said their leadership has since April made several efforts to get the government to address issues related to their fuel, vehicle maintenance, and off-campus allowances owing to the harsh economic conditions and surging inflation, but their demands were not fully satisfied, the agency added.
The call for strike came after a meeting between the two sides last week. The government reportedly decided to pay only the off-campus allowance, leaving the other allowances untouched, a situation the workers accuse the government of not meeting its side of the bargain.
The action by the union is reportedly going to affect over 250,000 students.