FROM: THE RESEARCH OFFICE DATE: 13TH NOV, 2012.
A REPORT COMPILED BY MR. PRINCE OTUTEY ON LECTURERS’ AGITATION FOR PAY RISE AT KOFORIDUA POLYTECHNIC.
1.0 TERMS OF REFERENCE
On the 20th September, 2012, the lecturers of Koforidua Polytechnic agitated for a rise in their salaries. As a result, the rector of the school appointed a four man committee under the chairman of Mr. Eric Solomon to investigate workers demand for pay rise and submit its findings within two weeks and also make recommendations.
The committee members used interviews and questionnaires to compile information from the respondents, thus 98% of the lecturers were interviewed and questioned on this issue.
3.0 FINDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE
It was found that since 2002, there has not been any pay rise. Lecturers were poorly paid. Those who have taught for more than fifteen years still received a monthly salary of 150.00 Ghana cedi. Apart from the monthly salary, there were no allowances or incentives to cushion the lecturers economically.
The agitation of the lecturers on the rise of salaries is necessarily important because, 5.1 There has been no pay increase for any lecturer for the past ten years. 5.2 The lectures are poorly paid.
5.3 Lecturers are not given any incentive at the end of every month.
The committee recommends that:
6.4 The salary of lecturers is increased at 30% across board. 6.5 Means of transport must be provided for all lecturers. 6.6 All lecturers should be given allowances such as car maintenance allowance, free lunch, research and sitting allowances.