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UTAG threatens to resume strike

The leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has threatened to resume the withdrawal of teaching and related services on the various campuses if the government fails to address its condition of service frontally.

The government and UTAG jointly signed a memorandum acknowledging the need for government to improve the condition of service of its members.

On Friday, August 20, 2021, after about three weeks of a nationwide strike, the leadership of UTAG directed its members on the various campuses to resume academic work, and also gave the government a one-month ultimatum to address its demands.

But the government is still silent on the concerns of UTAG despite the expiration of the deadline for negotiation (September 22), UTAG said, “suggesting to us that the Employer is stuck with a position that is not satisfactory to UTAG.”

A statement jointly signed by National President, Prof. Charles Marfo and Secretary, Dr. Eric K.K Abavare said: “It’s important to indicate that UTAG has been overly generous by shifting its position substantially and has even given ample time for the Employer to do the needful, subject to the Conduct and implementation of the Labour Market survey results which we have agreed effective December 2021.”

UTAG, on August 2, 2021, began an industrial action over what it said was the failure of the government to restore its members to 2012 salary levels.

Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com

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