The National Labour Commission (NLC) is to subpoena the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG) for failing to appear at a hearing between them and the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG) on Wednesday.

The subpoena will compel the two parties to respond and also enter appearance on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

During its meeting about a fortnight ago the two bodies were directed by the NLC to respond to issues filed by FUSSAG at the FWSC by Wednesday, November 20 for hearing to resume on Wednesday, November 27.

 According to the executives of FUSSAG they were taken aback when the FWSC and VCG did not turn up for Wednesday’s and expressed strong reservation about the attitude of the two bodies.

It announced the likelihood of embarking on another strike if the situation was not reversed.
It will be recalled that FUSSAG embarked on an industrial strike after several calls to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to respond to its demands went unheeded until the NLC intervened and called for negotiations.  

The Association among others demanded that the FWSC immediately adjust the 2013 base pay pending an expeditious negotiation, compensation for exposure of some university staff to excessive health and occupational hazards.

They are asking that the interim market premium for senior staff of public universities should be extended to them to ensure equity and fairness.

FUSSAG also called for the restoration of special allowances to members.