The National Labour Commission is scheduled to hold a meeting between the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG ) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission over the industrial action being embarked on by the teachers.
The meeting slated for Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 2:30 pm, according to the Commission, is for a “hearing of the issues in dispute”.
It comes on the back of allegations by UTAG that the FWSC had delayed in releasing the report of the Labour Market Survey (LMS).
NLC in a statement said, “UTAG should have complied with section 159 of Act 651 where the Commission would be served the required notice to enable it to intervene immediately.”
To this end, the meeting is being held in line with the NLC’s mandate under section 138 of Act 651, and powers under section 139 of Act 651.
“The parties are urged to take note of the time and date and appear as scheduled,” the statement further urged.
In adhering to the COVID-19 protocols, the representation by each side is restricted to two persons.
UTAG commenced on industrial action today, Monday, January 10, 2022. The association, in a statement dated January 6, 2022, complained about what
To them, the lack of trust that has so far characterized its engagements with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) was one of the reasons for their action.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG thus decided to withdraw teaching and related activities, effective today, Monday, January 10, over the failure of the employer to adhere to the timelines agreed on.