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Stop This Mischief; Our Action Is Not To Cause Disaffection

Professor Solomon Nunoo, the National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has expressed strong displeasure of sly remarks that tend to suggest that the industrial action by the teachers is motivated and inspired by politics - to cause disaffection for the government.

He says it is unfortunate for anybody to say or remotely associate their strike to push for better conditions of service for the university teachers with politics.

He explains that for the past years, the conditions of service for the university teachers have not been good and therefore it is baffling that this should take a political angle.

Such unhealthy thoughts, insinuations and remarks are simply not helpful to efforts at breaking the deadlock.

Prof Nunoo points out that the university teachers belong not just to any one political party and it is therefore difficult to understand why anybody should try to politicize their strike.

The university teachers have stayed out of the lecture theatres to press for a better pay package.

The National Labour Commission, a creature of law, which has the mandate to mediate labour disputes declared the strike by the teachers as unlawful and ordered that they should return to work, but they refused.

The Commission subsequently went to court to compel the striking teachers to return to the teaching halls.

The National Executive Committee of UTAG took a decision to suspend the strike but some chapters of the association have voted to reject the decision to suspend the strike. Some of the universities have since resumed lectures.

The leadership of the association and the government are meeting today, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 to address the concerns of the university teachers.

Prof Nunoo advises that “all sit at the table with an open mind and the willingness to negotiate in good faith”.

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