UTAG, five others extend strike action over unpaid allowances

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has announced it will not discontinue its strike action after its emergency meeting on Friday, October 21, 2022 with other labour unions; The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), Teachers and Educational Workers Union Ghana (TEWU-GH), Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) and Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) to discuss the ongoing impasse.

In the meeting, the National Executives Committee (NEC) of the labour unions indicated that there has been a blatant unilateral variation of the agreed Conditions of Service (CoS) of University Workers by its employers despite the Union’s preparedness to perform its side.

The release dated October 25, 2022, said that National Labour Commission (NLC) has not been ‘reasonable’ in its decision towards the labor unions and its employer despite the evidence presented to the commission on the implementation of the agreed figures.

This action follows the decision of UTAG in the statement signed by the National President, Solomon Nunoo, and the National Secretary, Dr. Asare Asante-Annor, “to withdraw teaching and related activities, namely, assessment of examination scripts and postgraduate theses, processing, auditing and certification of examination results, departmental and related meetings,” due to the disparities on the part of their employer in implementing the adjusted ex-pump rate.

However, UTAG has authorized the completion of exams in all universities as some universities are currently engaged in semester examinations.

 

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