UTAG resumes ‘do or die’ strike over poor conditions of service

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has said its members will resume their suspended strike on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The aggrieved teacher group says the government has reneged on tackling their poor conditions of service, although there were talks with the government over the matter last month.


About earlier strike

UTAG members had been on strike since the beginning of August 2021 because they want the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012 which they said was far better than the current situation.

The 2012 Single Spine package put entry-level lecturers on a salary of $2,084 while the current level puts lecturers’ salaries around $900.

The strike by UTAG severely affected academic and some non-academic work at the various tertiary campuses.

The High Court’s Labour Division, 1, advised the National Labour Commission (NLC), and UTAG, tosettle the stalemate over their industrial action out of Court.

UTAG had earlier indicated that it will only call off its strike completely upon successful negotiation with the government and the NLC.


Source: Myxyzonline .com|Ghana

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