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UTAG’s impending strike won’t come off; we’ve engaged – Education Min.

The Ministry of Education says it has reached an agreement with the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) over its intended strike.

UTAG had threatened to resume its strike on Friday if the government fails to show commitment to its demand for better working conditions and implementation of the 2012 memorandum, which pegged their salaries at US$1500 to US$2000.

The group asked its members to resume their suspended strike because negotiations with the government were still inconclusive a month after it suspended the earlier strike.

But Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Education, Kwesi Kwarteng in a Citi News interview said, the two parties have reached a consensus making way for UTAG to rescind its decision.

“I can confirm that there has been some form of agreement between the two parties. Earlier, UTAG had threatened industrial action, but by virtue of the agreement we had and the meeting we just concluded, the strike will not be coming off, so you have government having a consensus with UTAG”, he said.

 

Source: Citinewsroom.com

 

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