NLC invites UTAG and government to a meeting after judge orders for an out of court settlement

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In accordance with the High Court order for the National Labour Commission and the University Teachers Association of Ghana to resolve their differences out of court, the NLC has extended an invitation to UTAG again over their ongoing strike.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2022, at 11: 00 am.

“The National Labour Commission wishes to invite all parties to appear before it on Monday, February 2022, at 11:00 AM. The invitation is pursuant to the directive by the High Court at the hearing of the matter by the court today, 3rd February 2022. All parties must endeavour to attend”, the NLC said in a letter to the stakeholders involved.

Earlier on Thursday, the Labour Court 1 Division of the High Court, advised the National Labour Commission to resolve the issues it has with the striking university teachers out of court.

Both parties according to the presiding judge, Justice Frank Rockson Aboadwe, were given up to Thursday, February 10, 2022, to come and render an account of the progress of the out-of-court settlement.

Initially, the NLC opted to go to court after their orders were defied by public university teachers across the country.

The labour regulatory body directed UTAG to call off its strike, which commenced on January 10, 2022, but this directive was not adhered to as UTAG insisted it would continue with its strike action.

But the aggrieved teachers had resolved to only return to lecture halls if their conditions of service concerns are addressed by the government.

The situation has brought academic work to a halt in public tertiary university campuses and threatens to dislodge the academic calendar.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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