Saturday, September 24, 2022

We’re Still on Strike Despite Meeting Upon Meetings-UTAG.


The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) says that it is still on strike despite the number of meetings held with stakeholders in education sector over the demands of its members.

The Association stated categorically that it will continue to stay away from the lecture halls until their demands for better conditions of service are fully met by the government.

Dr. Samuel Nkumbaan, the president of the University of Ghana chapter of UTAG, said that the agencies responsible for ensuring that the conditions of service demanded by these lecturers are met are yet to take any concrete decision that will encourage UTAG to call off strike.

“We’ve had a couple of meetings, one with Ministry of Education and also with Vice Chansellor’s Ghana and in all of these, the understanding was to seek clarity on what the demands of UTAG are and also to see how they can be able to mediate between the government stakeholders that are able to make a determination on our conditions of service and UTAG. This is in the hope to secure a deal that will get us back to the classroom. Beyond that, there hasn’t been any call up for UTAG to engage government,” he said.

He further added that UTAG is willing to go to the classroom if government in the interim considers a 114% base pay and interim market premium for them as they await the labour market survey to regularize the amount.

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