Members of the Senior Staff Association of the Universities of Ghana (SSA UOG) have dared the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Benjamin Arthur to go ahead and withhold their salaries after they declared their strike starting today, Wednesday, July 13.
Announcing the declaration of the strike at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, July 13, National Chairman of the SSA UOG, Isaac Donkor alleged that the CEO of the FWSC threatened to block their salaries if they go on strike.
The association has been demanding that the government applies fairness in the payment of allowances to public workers in Ghana.
“The CEO of FWSC Ing Ben Arthur has threatened to withhold all salaries of senior staff if we embark on strike. We believe that his posture was intimidating and also an affront to the position he occupies as a public officer who preaches equity but practices none. We are daring him on his claim.
“His action has even triggered our resolve for the strike action. We still maintain our position that the government has been unfair to the senior staff in public universities in Ghana.
“In our candid opinion, the payment of allowance to a selected few within the senior staff associations in public universities and our compatriots in other unions is unscientific and discriminatory. We, therefore, ask the government to act fairly towards senior staff in public universities.,” he said.