The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has directed individuals to withdraw all teaching and associated activities on campus beginning Monday (August 2, 2021).
A declaration issued by the NEC, and mutually signed by Professor Charles Marfo, the UTAG National President, and Dr. Eric K. K. Abavare, the National Secretary, stated contributors on the numerous campuses should comply with this directive.
The selection to embark on an industrial strike, according to the NEC, turned into borne out of the authorities’s refusal to heed to calls with the aid of the Association to enhance the worsening situations of carrier of the university instructors.
It said the Association became no longer glad on the manner the government had been dragging their feet on negotiations concerning the welfare of the teachers.
“Specifically, negotiation of our situations of service which become started out a few two years ago, had overly been delayed and not using a end in sight,” Prof. Marfo advised the Ghana News Agency (GNA), in a latest interview in Kumasi.
He stated the UTAG become wearing out its threats to illustrate to the authorities the seriousness connected to the members’ call for for the right component to be executed.
According to the NEC, the attitude of the representatives of government within the collection of conferences held over the week suggested that the university instructors were being taken as a right.
“We haven't any alternative than to resort to indefinite strike,” the UTAG National President stated.
Meanwhile, a few UTAG contributors at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in an interaction with the GNA on Saturday, decried what they termed because the lukewarm attitude at the part of the government to deal with their grievances.
They bemoaned how the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations had didn't pop out clean on the authorities’s stance in meeting the needs of the college instructors.
The UTAG participants, therefore, described as a step inside the proper path the NEC’s directive, announcing they have been dedicated to the instructions given.
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