UTAG Suspends Strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has suspended its seven-week-old industrial action.

The need to call off the strike became necessary following calls from eminent leaders in the country, the High court ruling as well as from parents to do so, the association says.

“The NEC of UTAG also considered the impact of the industrial action on our students and appeals from the public especially parents and respected eminent leaders including former President J. A. Kufuor and Sir Sam Jonah, Chancellor of University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa and the University of Cape Coast, respectively.

“The NEC of UTAG also considered the appeal from the Parliament Select Committee on Education to Suspend our strike action, negotiate and report to them within one week”, the statement signed by the National President of UTAG, Prof. Solomon Nunoo and the Secretary, Dr Asante Asante-Annor stated.

The decision was taken by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the UTAG at an emergency meeting held on Monday, February 21, 2022.

The group has decided to suspend the strike until March 4, 2022, to engage with the Government.

According to them, the government and its outfit have agreed on the road map to negotiation. Also, the government has shown commitment to improving its conditions of service.

Despite the decision to Suspend the strike, the UTAG says the legal process on the legality of its strike action pending before the court, will continue to its legal conclusion.

Source: Fuseini

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