Education Ministry welcomes UTAG decision to suspend its strike

Education Ministry welcomes UTAG decision to suspend its strike

The decision of the University Teachers Association of Ghana to get back to the lecture halls has been welcomed and appreciated by the Education Ministry.

This was after the National Executive Committee of UTAG at a meeting on Monday finally decided to end their seven weeks of industrial action that was embarked to demand better conditions of service for members.

As it stands now the resolution, will have, to be laid before members of the Association, who have five days within which to vote to reject or accept the decision.

Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng in response to the matter said the government remains committed to addressing the issues.

“Let me take the opportunity to once again commend the lecturers for the demonstration of goodwill in suspending the strike. As for the government side, particularly the Ministry of Education, we remain committed to engaging the leadership of UTAG as per the road map that has been developed by the parties at resolving the impasse amicably. So, it’s a step in the right direction, and we believe that the parties will resolve whatever outstanding issues as soon as possible.”

UTAG has embarked on industrial action since January 10 to force the government to restore the conditions of service agreed in 2012.

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