Parliament’s Education Committee is set to meet the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG and the National Labour Commission over the six weeks old UTAG strike.
The lecturers remain resolute about their demands and have not entered the lecture halls despite negotiations and the legal tussle between them and the National Labour Commission.
An appeal for an interlocutory injunction on the UTAG strike was successful as both parties were urged to return to the negotiation table.
UTAG has also indicated that it is yet to assess the court order from the ruling on Tuesday.
The committee is optimistic that it will explore ways of resolving the impasse.
The Majority group in Parliament has also called on UTAG to consider the plight of students and return to work.
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Caution has been sent from the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, to the government to settle the outstanding book and research allowance. President of UTAG, Professor Solomon Nunoo while engaging the media called on the government to settle the outstanding debt to help them work well. “This continued delay
Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, acknowledged their right to demand their due but urged the union to be more considerate.
“We are pleading with them to balance that demand with the plight of our students so that the academic calendar is not unduly disrupted.”
“The Majority caucus is, accordingly, humbly pleading with UTAG to please get back to the classrooms. At the same time, we are urging the government to continue to show good faith and cooperate,” Mr. Afenyo-Markin said.