UTAG officially suspends strike for 2 weeks

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana UTAG has officially suspended its strike after its executives held an emergency meeting today as scheduled. According to the press, the executives of UTAG considered quite a number of factors before coming to a conclusion to call off the strike.

The Teacher Union embarked on strike on 10th January 2022 after its demands had not been met. The UTAG had said that the government should provide on what it went into agreement with since 2012.

Among factors such as appeals from Former President John Agyakum Kuffuor who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) and Sir Sam Jonah who is the Vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the UTAG considered calling off its strike.

At the meeting, the NEC of UTAG also told its members to consider the appeal made by these eminent personalities and heed the ruling of the court and suspend its strike to engage with the government up to 4th March 2022.

The latest decision will have to be voted on by the entire membership as per Article 5, Sections 1-4, of the bye-laws of UTAG.