Thursday, April 04, 2013

Another UTAG Strike

Two days ago UTAG, our faculty union, called a strike over the issue of back pay. According to the head of the union the government owes us a total of 10 million cedis (5 million dollars) or about 3,000 to 4,000 cedis for each lecturer. The government wants to pay the money in three installments between May and September, but UTAG is insisting that the strike will continue until the arrears are all paid in a single lump sum. So with any luck I will have an extra $1,500 to $2,000 sometime soon.

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