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Lecturers and non-academic staff at universities in Ghana have started an indefinite strike over pay.

The government had announced a 4% salary increase for public sector workers this year – and another 7% increase due to take effect next year. But some university staff unions have kicked back against the increase, saying it’s too small.

They also want Ghana’s government to implement a 2012 agreement that promised an entry-level lecturer’s salary of more than $2,000 (£1,440) per month – but it’s currently still below $1,000.

Classes have been cancelled and institutions have shut their doors as of Monday.

The National Union of Ghana Students say the strike only makes matters harder for students who were already struggling to catch up on their studies after the disruption caused by the pandemic.

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