UTAG to call off strike but only if members vote in favour of NEC’s decision

UTAG to call off strike but only if members vote in favour of NEC’s decision

National Executive Committee of the University Teachers Association of Ghana has finally decided to get back to the lecture halls in the meantime after almost 7 weeks of withdrawing their services.

The decision was revealed by the General Secretary of the University of Ghana chapter of UTAG, Prof Ransford Gyampo in a Facebook post.

He added that as stipulated in UTAG’s constitution members of the association have five days within which members will vote to either accept or reject the decision.

“Be informed that at a National Executive Committee meeting held this evening, we decided to suspend our industrial action and to allow negotiations to commence and be concluded in two weeks.”

To demand better conditions of service which the government was not actively paying heed prompted the association to decide to embark on industrial action to pressure the government to restore the agreed 2012 conditions of service.

The issue was sent to court by the National Labour Commission after UTAG refused to heed its directive to call off the strike. The court has on two occasions instructed both parties to adopt an out-of-court settlement but both parties could not reach a consensus outside of the court.

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