We are in talks with UTAg to resolve the impasse – Education Minister

We are in talks with UTAg to resolve the impasse – Education Minister

Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured that, they are still in talks with the striking University Teachers Association of Ghana in a bid to get them back into the lecture halls of the various public universities as their action enters its fourth week.

“Unfortunately, university lecturers are on strike, but we continue to engage them as to how best we can get them back,” he said at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

The Minister assured further that he was committed to the plight of teachers.

“As a Minister of Education, I have said I am a chief advocate for teachers and professors and when we find ourselves in this place. I do everything possible formally and informally, to make sure we come to some resolution,” Dr. Adutwum said.

Members of UTAG have withdrawn their services on all campuses to force the government to bring back the agreed conditions of service in 2012. The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.

UTAG has lamented that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.

Following stalled negotiations, the striking lecturers have so far ignored a directive by the National Labour Commission to resume work after their strike was declared illegal.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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