The National Labour Commission has also directed the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana to call off their industrial action and appear before it today to discuss their concerns.
The NLC’s order comes after it received a letter from the Ministry of Health that in furtherance of the strike embarked upon by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana, its members providing essential services in hospitals, clinics, fire service, anatomy departments and basic schools in public universities have been asked to also lay down their tools.
The Commission in the exercise of its powers under Section 139 (d) of the Labour Act, 2003, (Act 651) said the Association’s ongoing strike contravenes Section 127 (3) of Act 651.
It has therefore directed the Association to call off the ongoing strike immediately pursuant to Section 161 of the Act 651.
A statement issued by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Ofosu Asamoah said the Commission will enforce compliance if the Association fails to abide by the directive.
The Association declared an indefinite strike three weeks ago over the failure of government to pay the Tier 2 pension of its members.
Among other things, members of the association are asking for the award of market premium and non-basic allowance as well as the finalization of negotiations of their conditions of service.