UTAG officially releases statement to confirm the incoming suspension of all teaching related activities (Strike)

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG has officially released a statement to confirm the incoming suspension of all teaching related activities on all campuses.

The UTAG declared a strike on August 2 and this was as a result of the failure of government to provide an agreed salary level since 2012.

As the teacher union described this as a bad faith, it registered its displeasure with the government on the need to provide what it went into agreement with since 2012.

The National Labour Commission NLC however took the UTAG to the Accra High Court after it secured an injunction as the Court ordered the UTAG to go back to the classroom for a period of 10 days but the UTAG refused.

This injunction was to secure a 10 day discussion with the UTAG to get to know their needs.

The UTAG and the NLC later on agreed on the need to have a sit with the government without the intervention of the court and of course the UTAG was convinced.

The UTAG was compelled to call off strike and as so ordered its members to return to the classroom as it enters into negotiation with the government to discuss the condition if services it provides for its members.

A Memorandum Agreement was made to complete the negotiations on the conditions of service of University Teachers within one month by resolving outstanding issues which formed the basis for suspending the strike action.

Unfortunately the UTAG have reported that the meeting with the government on the period of negotiation have elapsed and the negotiation has almost reached a stalemate.

A statement issued by the University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG has called out the need for it to resume its strike action as the government has failed to meet its need after the period of one month negotiation as agreed.

The statement is below: