The Secretary to the University Teachers Association, Prof Ransford Gyampo has disclosed that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta had shown little or no interest in the deliberations between the association and government in respect of negotiations being taken on their conditions of service. In a letter addressed to the President, the UTAG Secretary cautioned that should there be no resolution in addressing the impasse the professional body will have no option other than to revert to its strike action, as threatened earlier.
A social media and civil advocate, Professor Kweku Azar has fingered the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG for the colossal amount of money the politicians and the article 71 office holders earn as salary and allowances. He literally blames the Teacher union for what he termed, 'juicy perks and privileges' given to these group of public servants.
Tertiary students continue to bare the brunt of the absence of teachers in lecture halls. This has resulted in some of the institutions postponing or canceling their semester exams. What was envisaged to take just a day or two is beginning to get out of hand as a court injunction is even not able to assuage the situation.
12 Rib Cracking Hilarious Reactions from Students after UTAG Called off Strike. "Ghana Students Paa"
The early evening of today had students of Universities hearing a piece of shocking news. Indeed, as you may probably know, University Teachers Association, Ghana (UTAG) went on strike for financial reasons. As we know in Ghana, students use this opportunity to have some time for themselves and chill.
Reports coming in from the camp of several media stations indicates that, the University Teachers Association is set to resume their strike after one month suspension period. According to several sources, this new strike will be blamed on the minister of finance after he failed to attend meetings instead he uses delegates to represent him in the meeting.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has threatened to go on strike this coming Friday, October 8, 2021 if government, who is their employer refuses to pay heed to their requests. According to the newly-elected National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Professor Solomon Nunoo, if the Ghanaian government doesn't do something about the on going conversation, University teachers will go on strike as promised.
The PRO of the University of Education, Winneba Students Representative Council SRC has pleaded with the management board of UEW to grant students the permission to go home following the UTAG strike. On Radio Windy Bay, he outlined several reasons why he thinks the management board should allow students go home and so the lectures and other activities should continue online.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) after it suspended its strike action to negotiate with the government over a better condition of service has called on President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the matter. Secretary of UTAG, Prof Gyampo who made the call in a letter to the government and copied to his Facebook page today, 17th September 2021 said the one month negotiation period expires in five days but no good result has been achieved at the roundtable.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says all state funded Universities in the nation following 21 days of the strike by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) may be shut down if the cross country strike activity isn't suspended. Talking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, the General Secretary of NUGS, Julius Kwame Anthony said the strike was appalling and that if parties didn't get back to the negotiation room, the public Universities could close down following 21 days.
The National Executive Committee(NEC)of the University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) would like to bring to your attention the association's intention to embark on an indefinite strike action against Government. This has become necessary due to the Government's failure to address the worsening conditions of it members within an agreed period.
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 University Teachers Association (UTAG) has agreed to suspend its strike following an emergency meeting with the National Labour Commission and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations. This is contained in a memorandum of agreement between government and UTAG. In conjunction with the National Labour Commission, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations also agreed to discontinue all legal processes against the striking lectures.
The Supreme Court of Judicature in the High Court of Justice, Industrial/Labour Court 1 has ordered the University Teachers Association to put an end to its strike. In a document released and signed today 6th August 2021, the court has put an Injunction for ten (10) days and stated that upon its expiration UTAG can come back on notice.
From today, Monday, August 2, 2021, UTAG will go on indefinite strike. The association has asked all of its members on all campuses nationally to withdraw their services and activities as a result of the awful working conditions they have been complaining about. From today, Monday, August 2, 2021, the University Teachers Association of Ghana, or UTAG, will go on indefinite strike.
The Book and Research Allowances for University Teachers have still not been paid by government. This has become a major concern to the National Executive Committee of the University Teachers Association, whose members have threatened to seize their functions from Monday September 14, 2020. In a Press Release signed by the Association President, Prof Charles Marfo and Dr. Eric K.K. Abavare, its Secretary, they indicated that they are yet to receive the Book and Research Allowances (BRA) for the last Academic
Don’t get me wrong – I am not against giving youth the opportunity to serve and to exhibit their God-given talents. I have also not come across any research that has established that there is a correlation or otherwise between failed leaders and their ages. Perhaps contemporary political scientists may find this appealing to embark on such research. This article is just an observation of what the leadership of the NDC has been reduced to at this crucial time. A time their sitting president failed to secure