UTAG threatens to strike on 10th January if government fails to adhere to the agreeed timelines


The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has threatened the government to resume strike if government fails to comply to the agreed timelines.

The UTAG claimed that government has failed to comply to the agreed salary since 2012.

The Teacher Union embarked on two weeks strike last year to display their sentiments to the government.

The government however agreed to meet the UTAG and resolve this issue amicably.

The UTAG has threatened another strike as it claims government do not want to comply with the agreed timelines it promised.

The Teacher Association has released a statement addressing the strike and has fixed a date for the strike if government fails to comply to the agreed timelines.

Below is the statement released by UTAG.

Dear Sir

Re: Request for Information on the State of the Labour Market Survey

We refer to your letter dated 23 November 2021 with reference number FWSC/D/SCR:82/001.414.

We wish to remind you that following a long standing and ongoing negotiation of our Conditions of Service (COS) with our Employer (Government), it was agreed that the Government will complete the Labour Market Survey (LMS) Report and implement same in 2022 in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement signed with the Employer on 6 October 2021. Consequently, at our meeting with you and the Ghana Statistical Service on 12 October 2021, we requested for a copy of
the LMS Report by December 2021, which you agreed to do.

Unfortunately, we are yet to receive a copy of the 2021 LMS Report from you and considering that the LMS commenced in mid-2019, the pace of work leaves much to be desired. We wish to state without any equivocation that failure to adhere to the agreed timelines will compel UTAG to resume its withdrawal of teaching and related activities, effective Monday, 10 January 2022

We are, therefore, calling on the Employer to do the needful in the interest of industrial harmony on the campuses of our Public Universities.

Yours faithfully.
23 DEC 2021
Prof Solomon Nunoo

National President
Dr Asare Asante-Annor

National Secretary

The Honourable Minister
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations