We won’t call off strike until our demands are met… UG-UTAG

The University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has vowed not to call off their strike until their demands for better conditions of service are met.

The National Labour Commission (NLC), last week declared an ongoing strike by UTAG as illegal.

The Commission said the action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana, (UTAG), is illegal and must be called off. This followed separate meetings held with the leadership of both associations on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

But in a statement released on Monday, UTAG described as unfortunate claims by the National Labour Commission that their strike was illegal.

“Members were surprised at the NLC directive for the strike to be called off due to late notification, even though the NLC had deliberately evaded and frustrated the processes to serve them with notification. Members also expressed worry about the unhelpful posturing of the NLC because, UTAG’s intention to strike had always been in the public domain from the middle of 2021, yet the NLC had not been proactive in resolving the issues particularly with regard to the Government’s obligations to UTAG.

“Members resolved that they will not call off the strike until their demands have been met. They charged the National Executives of UTAG and the National Executive Committee to be proactive, resolute and resilient in championing the fight for better Conditions of Service.”

Source: News Desk

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