We are not stepping foot in the lecture halls until our demands are met – UTAG

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana are still on their industrial action as they continue to insist that they will not enter the lecture halls until their demands for better conditions of service are met.

Failure of the employer to review their conditions of service since 2017 has caused UTAG to embark on several industrial actions in the last few years.

Sadly continuing and fresh students continue to bear the brunt of the aggrieved teachers who have been in and out of several meetings with the government all in a bid to resolve the impasse.

National secretary of UTAG, Dr. Asare Asante-Annor, revealed that their legal team is set to return to court on Tuesday.

“There was the issue that because of the worsening economic conditions, the government should give us an interim market premium of 114% of our current basic so that when the substantive issue is done, then our members will be put back so that they are not worse off. And we have had a couple of meetings, but we have still not been able to reach any form of agreement. More specifically we don’t have any offer from the government to our members.

“In the communiqué, we issued on the 10th of January, we stated clearly that the employer or the government should expedite action with regard to our demands so that the academic calendar is not affected, but unfortunately that has not happened and so long as our demands are not satisfied, we will continue with the strike.”

UTAG has been on strike since January 10 to force the government to bring back the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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