UTAG-UG joins UEW to reject National Executives decision to suspend strike

UTAG-UG joins UEW to reject National Executives decision to suspend strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana- University of Ghana chapter is the latest to join their colleagues in the University of Education Winneba chapter to reject the decision to suspend the industrial action.

According to their referendum carried out, 596 members voted to reject UTAG’s decision to suspend the strike, while 127 members voted in support of the suspension.

Recently UTAG suspended its almost seven-week-old industrial action after several appeals by the government, the education committee of Parliament, student unions, Vice Chancellors Ghana, as well as a ruling by an Accra High court.

This was after a crunch National Executive Committee meeting, the Association resolved to resume negotiations till March 4, 2022.

Earlier on the University of Education, Winneba Chapter of UTAG  voted against its National Executive Committee’s decision to suspend the strike.

Dr Pascal Kpodo, Vice President of UTAG-UEW, had said that their chapter is waiting for other campuses to vote on the matter within five days.

“These resolutions will go back to NEC, and they would make a decision. While this voting is ongoing, we are hoping to reach an agreement with the government on how to better the conditions of service of the UTAG members. If that agreement is reached, the voting done by the universities will be null and void,” he said.

With the decision of the University of Ghana and the University of Education, Winneba, it is left with 13 other universities to also decide before a final decision is made.

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