The list of associations joining the labour unrest seems to be expanding as Secretary to the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association (UG UTAG) Professor Ransford Gyampo has hinted of possible strike action from 10th January 2022.
He indicated that with the exception of the National Labour Commission who are still not back from their break other stakeholders have been duly informed about the decision of the organization.
Prof. Gyampo stated that the NLC cannot frustrate their intended strike, “we wouldn’t be confused and we wouldn’t be dazed by their very childish attempt at frustrating whatever we want to do to protest and fight for our better conditions of service.”
He explained further that “earlier, UG-UTAG had decided to strike on its own on the 3rd. But I think there were some negotiations and discussions and so UG had to rescind the decision and to wait for UTAG national industrial action so we could also join.”
“Notices as far as I am concerned have been sent to all stakeholders about the intention to strike because agreements reached have not been respected. Timelines agreed upon have not been adhered to. Now all others have received their notifications but when we were at the National Labour Commission they said they were on break and they would not resume until the 10th of January.
“I don’t know any government agency that has gone on that long break but we know that these are part of the very feeble strategies. Let it be known to the National Labour Commission that we are coming again and that they don’t have what it takes to outsmart University Lecturers,” he disclosed.
The UG-UTAG Secretary, also revealed that the national leadership of the association would put out the official notification for the strike action this week.