UCC SSA And TEWU UCC Petition Management Over Cancellation Of Over Time Allowances

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The UCC wings of the Senior Staff Association (SSA) and the Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) yesterday petitioned management of the university over the cancellation of overtime allowances.

Earlier this year, management of the university through a circular indicated that per the direction of the National Tertiary Council, all staff whose salaries are on Level 16 L and beyond are not to be paid overtime allowances.In a two-paged petition to management, the two associations are calling on management to be proactive in addressing their concerns with the urgency it requires to avert any form of disharmony.

The associations say the scrapping of overtime duty allowance by the university following a directive by the National Council for Tertiary Education without consulting union leaders is an affront disrespect to them.

Again members want management to explain to them why senior staff in other public universities are receiving the overtime allowance but the same is not done in UCC.


The Associations petition referred University of Cape Coast Management to a letter dated 19th March by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission from the National Council for Tertiary Education directing the management of the various tertiary institutions to manage overtime allowance through internal administrative procedures pending a review of the substantive matter.

The petition indicated that UCC remains the only public University which has totally cancelled overtime allowances.

Wielding placards, members of SSA and TEWU, UCC with their union leaders marched to the university administration and presented their request to the university management.

Receiving the petition on behalf of management, Registrar of the University of Cape Coast, Mr John Kofi Nyan, advised members to remain calm and assured them of management’s readiness to find an amicable solution to the problem.

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