Trustee of the University of Ghana branch of the Senior Staff Association, James Maluna Banoeng Yakubu, says the government has treated them for far too long.
”Until our demand for Cost-of-Living Allowance, is paid, they will not call off our strike.
He stated that you could not have a government engaging in profligacy and overspending but has refused to give teachers what they deserve to ask us to call off the strike.
He lamented that the government had not shown any commitment to cutting down its expenditure, hence their demand for COLA was justified.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Ffm, he said if the government cuts down on its excessive expenditure, every Ghanaian worker would be relieved from the harsh economic conditions we are faced with”.
”The government is taking us for granted. It has treated us like children for far too long. We have complained about our conditions of service and yet, nothing positive came out of the discussions we held with the government,” he added.
Several labour unions in Ghana have demanded a 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), which they say would help ameliorate the pressure on them due to the fast-rising cost of living in Ghana.