February 7, 2022

UTAG Sidelines NLC To Settle Differences With Gov’t

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has decided to sideline the National Labour Commission (NLC), the intermediary, to “iron out its differences with the Government of Ghana over their Conditions of Service.

This means the UTAG has boycotted the invitation of the NLC to attend a meeting with the government today to find a possible resolution to demands of the striking teachers after a court directed the NLC and the UTAG to try an out-of-court resolution.

The UTAG believes the move to meet the government representatives without the intermediary is more acceptable.

The association of public universities teachers through its aide in a letter to the National Labour Commission said the outcome of its meeting with the government will be communicated to the intermediary.

A part of the letter said “As much as we are grateful for the invitation to your proposed tripartite meeting, we honestly believe the more acceptable approach in the present circumstances is for our client to meet with the Government side of the impasse to try to iron out their remaining differences. We will report back to the National Labour Commission on the meeting’s outcome”.

“For this reason, our client respectfully declines to honour your invitation to the meeting on Monday, February 7, 2022”, it concluded.

The NLC has described the development as unfortunate but the UTAG explained the boycott was because its grievances can only be addressed by the government.

The UTAG’s meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, February 8, 2022.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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