Labour Commission to meet striking university administrators

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has invited striking university administrators for a meeting in Accra on Wednesday June 20 to help resolve the crisis that had crippled academic and other activities of the public universities.

Mr Solomon Pamford, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch President of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) told the Daily Graphic that his outfit had received information from their national headquarters for the meeting.

He, however, insisted that the administrators would demand nothing but a “fair deal” from the Fair wages and salaries Commission (FWSC) to rescind their decision.

The NLC invitation comes at the time the KNUST had been hit hard by the strike action of university administrators.

For now the university hospital is not receiving new cases at the Out patient department (OPD) while the impending congregation and admission of fresh students have been put on hold.

The administrators are protesting against the failure of the FWSC to peg their market premium with that of lecturers.

Dr Abu Sakyi, the acting KNUST hospital director told the Daily Graphic that business could not be carried out at the OPD without the doctors and other staff.

Congregation, one of the major events of the university was also scheduled for June 25, but Mr Pamford, the KNUST insisted that would not be impossible because the necessary papers could not be processed for the event.

Source: Daily Graphic

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