The recent circulating news that has caused a massive stir, debates, and arguments across all social media platforms was when the incumbent President, Nana Akufo Addo was finally told the bitter truth over the decision to give an unfair advantage to his appointee in an upcoming election.
Ranford Gyampo, a lecturer with the political is not new to controversy. He has been tagged with many controversial issues. The last time the lecturer got into a big case was his resistance in calling for government to stick to their promises and fulfil certain conditions they had promised lecturers.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo hints on UTAG next strike after the Senior staffs Association of the various universities embark on strike. The Senior Staff Association of the Tertiary institution has embarked on strike. This industrial action was disclosed by the various wings of the Association in the University across the country.
Teachers in the country have laid down classroom materials as they embark on an indefinite strike to demonstrate to government how serious and dissatisfied they are about his reluctance to increase their salaries. They have been chasing government for salary increment to compensate for the skyrocketing prices of goods and services in the country for which they described as “Cost Of Living Allowance”.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana popular known as UTAG has threatened to embark on the second phase of their just ended strike if government refuse to respond to their demands quickly. In an exclusive interview with the President Dr Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi, UCC UTAG Chapter said that they called off their earlier strike in March because they came into a Memoranda of Understanding with the government to pay them book and research allowance by September, 2022.
Teacher unions all over the country, except the UTAG, have embarked on a nationwide strive. Their reason for the strike is the failure of GES and the government to grant them a 20% cost of living allowance (COLA). Teachers like all other workers in the country especially white-collar workers have been affected by the astronomical increase in the cost of living over the last few months.
Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana has sent a simple message to the Ghana Bar Association. It can be recalled that last week in an address to the GBA at their annual conference, Godfred Dame chastised former President, John Mahama for certain comments he made against the Judiciary.
Tv3 presenter, Johnnie Hughes has made another revelation about the president of the republic of Ghana. Speaking on Johnnie's Bite on Tv3 New Day this morning, Johnnie Hughes revealed that the president hears everything that occurs in the country. He continued by saying that even though he hears everything that transpires in the country, he chooses few and respond to them.
The leaders of four major labor unions in Ghana's public universities, including the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), have declared an indefinite strike to begin on Monday, October 17. This is due to the government's rejection of a "suggestion" regarding their demands made at a meeting hosted by the National Labour Commission (NLC) last Friday, October 14.
UTAG and other University Teacher unions have decided to embark on a nationwide strike effective the 13th. of October 2022. This is on the back of the failure of the government to meet its part of the negotiations that ensued in previous months. As we all know, UTAG has embarked on strike two times now beginning in the later part of last year and earlier this year.
Four public university labor unions have declared their intention to strike for the first time on Thursday, October 13, 2022. "This gives the employer and all stakeholders in tertiary education in Ghana one critical week to reverse the directive that seeks to negatively compromise university workers' working conditions," they said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
Public university labor unions, including the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA), the Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana (TEWU-GH), and the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), have given the government a one-week deadline to settle the outstanding allowance, after which they will cease providing services.
The planned strike by four worker unions at Ghana's public universities over working conditions has been postponed. The unions are the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU), Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG), and the Ghana Association of University Administration (GAUA).
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has recently raised massive concerns after he boldly came out to finally break the silence over UTAG strikes brouhaha aside setting the records straight about the alarming issue. Not long ago, the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) embarked on a very long strike action over conditions that they claimed involved unpaid arrears under the Akufo Addo administration as they intend to embark on another sit-down strike if their needs are not met by the end of this year after agreeing to go back to the classroom in March 2022.
Yesterday, it came to light that the management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) had taken decision to defer all students who are not able to pay at least 70% of the Academic User fees for the academic year. The decision was expected to affect about 6000 students of the university.
Covid, the Russia-Ukraine war was about the economy; the government had lesser expectations - Otumfu
Because the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuing Russia-Ukraine war have driven the world economy into the doldrums, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu Il has warned the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and other labor unions in the country not to raise their expectations of government. At a special congregation ceremony at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Chancellor made the announcement.
According to the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), any conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that have been made in order to enhance member conditions of service will not be tolerated. The Ghanaian government must make sure that the terms of the funding do not jeopardize the working conditions of labor unions, including UTAG, according to a statement from the union.
Professor Ransford Gyampo, a lecturer at the University of Ghana and General Secretary for the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association (UTAG) has explicitly said without mincing words that most Ghanaian Professors do not have matching correspondence to their pockets and that they may go on another strike to seek better renumeration.
The UTAG association with its leader , Professor Solomon Nunoo warns the NPP government over conditionalities that would be a disadvantage to its members. On a two page script submitted to the NPP government, the UTAG points out to provide technical Back stopping support if this turof seeking the IMF would be used professionally and effectively .
Upon the economic hardship in the country and the decision of the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has warned that it will not tolerate any conditionalities from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), that will disadvantage its members.