The Ghana Federation if Labour (GFL) has charged the Akufo-Addo government to address the concerns of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
UTAG has been on strike for three weeks following the government’s failure to honour its promise of sanctioning the payment of some allowances.
GFL Secretary General, Mr Abraham Koomson, in a statement bemoaned the government’s posturing as far as building a consensus building is concerned and stressed that parents are bearing the brunt of the industrial action.
GFL also cautioned that the government, which they believe acted in bad faith earlier, to fix the challenges to prevent the academic calendar from being distorted.
Below is the statement;
The UTAG has been sued by the arbiter in the matter– the National Labour Commission (NLC)– to force them to class but the aggrieved teachers say they are unfazed.
It is for this reason the GFL wants the government to section 97 of the Labour ACT 2003 (ACT 651) ” to build trust and confidence in the process of negotiations to curtail these incessant public sector strikes which negatively affect the economy and the people.”