UTAG Discredits Reports It Has Called Off Strike, Challenges Court Ruling

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has discredited reports that it has called off its industrial action which is edging into its seventh week.

Rather, the UTAG says it has begun processes to file a suit to challenge the ruling of the Labour Division of the Accra High Court ordering its outfit to end the industrial action and return to the lecture halls.

In an interview on Citi FM, the National Secretary of the UTAG, Dr Asare Asante Annor said the association’s lawyers were to file the process that will set aside the ruling which was made on Tuesday.

Touching issues surrounding the suspension of the strike, Dr Asare highlighted that, “We (UTAG) had a lot of deliberation with the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education and they (Parliamentary Select Committee on Education) acknowledged that indeed there are certain allowances which need to be given especially to the entry point lecturer and also other outstanding matters need to be resolved with the employer. However, we (UTAG) were not able to give them the assurance that we (UTAG) will call off the strike in the room yesterday.”

UTAG says it will work within the confines of the law in this regard.

Source: Fuseini

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