The industrial action being embarked on by the University Teachers Association of Ghana is still on as they have resolved not to get back into the lecture hall anytime soon.
A statement endorsed by the National Secretary, Dr. Asante-Annor on 19th January 2022 suggests that per the National Labour Commission (NLC) ruling on 13th January 2022 against UTAG members in respect of the processes leading to the partial withdrawal of one (1) of three (3) core mandates, teaching and related activities, as illegal, the National Executive Council (NEC) of UTAG informed the general membership of UTAG about the directive of the NLC.
UTAG also indicated that their fifteen (15) member branches held independent emergency meetings to that effect, which showed that general membership was not satisfied with the directive and was of a contrary view.
The association in a statement said, “the members have unanimously resolved to continue with the withdrawal of teaching and related services until further notice. By this cover note, all members are entreated to remain calm”.
This industrial action being embarked on by UTAG members on all campuses is a call on the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.
It has been revealed that the 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
UTAG has also lamented on the fact that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.