UG lecturers votes against UTAG’s decision to suspend strike

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University of Ghana (UG) lecturers who are also members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have voted against a decision by the leadership of the Association to suspend strike action which commenced early January.

In a referendum, 596 members representing 82.4% voted to reject the University Teachers Association of Ghana’s (UTAG) decision to suspend the strike action, while 127 members voted in support of the temporary suspension.

The voting comes after the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG held an emergency meeting on Monday at UPSA to deliberate on the way forward regarding the withdrawal of teaching and related service on campus.

The UTAG Committee following an appeal from the public and eminent leaders in the country including ex-President, John Agyekum Kuffour said in a statement copied to EducationWeb it has temporarily suspended its strike action.

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NEC however in the press release said it despite the suspension of the industrial action will continue to engage the central government on March 4, 2022, to demand better conditions of service for the public university teachers.

“The UTAG should heed the advice of the eminent leaders, the Select Committee on Education and the court ruling to suspend our strike action up to March 4, 2022, to engage with the government,” the Association said on Monday.

Following UTAG’s temporary discontinuation of the strike action, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has announced to commence academic activities on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The Management of the University Of Skills Training And Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) in line with the Kumasi-based KNUST has said it will on Thursday, February 24, 2022, resume lectures for prospective students.

 

“Following UTAG’s suspension of its strike action, Management wishes to inform staff and students that lectures for the first semester of the 2022 academic year will commence Thursday, February 24, 2022,” AAMUSTED said on Wednesday.

 

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