Striking university workers at KNUST reach consensus with management

Striking university workers at KNUST reach consensus with management

Authorities at the KNUST have reached a consensus with agitated university workers over payment of outstanding allowances.

According to the members of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), their hospital and overtime allowances have been in arrears for the past 30 months.

They have also been protesting new promotion procedures and their placements on the single spine salary structure.

Leadership of the Union has been meeting with management of the university, after staging a demonstration on Wednesday.

TEWU Chairman at the KNUST, Charles Arthur, says some of the grievances have been addressed.

According to him, management would be paying the overtime arrears over a four-month period whilst that of hospital allowance would have to be taken up with the national TEWU and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission.

Issues of promotion are however to be further discussed as a meeting scheduled for Friday.

Mr. Arthur has indicated that the industrial action is likely to be suspended after the scheduled meeting for work to resume on Monday.

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