UTAG Strike: Don’t use state institutions to threaten the poor – Prof. Gyampo warns gov’t ( VIDEO)

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Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo who is the secretary for the University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG has said that the government should stop using state institutions to threaten them.

He added that the government’s approach in trying to resolve the ongoing strike by the UTAG appalling.

On NEAT FM’s ‘Montie’ the professor said the government trying to force on teachers to go back to the classrooms by using state institutions without negotiations will not work and they are also not willing to succumb to any pressure from the government.

Prof. Gyampo was addressing the interlocutory injunction placed on the UTAG by the National Labour Commission NLC for which they took to court.

The UTAG refused to comply with a directive of the Accra High Court to go back to the classrooms for 10 days after the NLC took the case to court which led them to secure and interlocutory injunction on August, 6.

The NLC has said that the UTAG can not be on strike while negotiating with the government on their proposals. The UTAG has also said that there’s currently no active negotiations between them and the government.