The University of Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) following an appeal from the public and eminent leaders in the country including former President, Mr John Agyekum Kuffour says it has temporarily suspended its strike action.
“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG held an emergency meeting on February 21, 2022, at the UPSA to deliberate on the way forward regarding withdrawal of teaching and related service on campus,” It said in a release.
The National Executive Committee of the university teachers however in a statement copied to EducationWeb said it will continue to engage the government over their demand for better conditions of service before March 4, 2022.
“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 in a press release.
Members of the Teachers Association following the temporary suspension of the industrial action have therefore been urged to return back to campus to start academic activities for the stated period to negotiate with the government.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) in early January this year declared the nationwide strike action in all public universities in a bid to get the government to comply with the conditions of service agreed in 2012.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) after several attempts for the university teachers to call off the over 4-weeks industrial action and negotiate recently secured an interlocutory injunction against the strike it has described as illegal.
Granting the National Labour Commission the injunction against the UTAG strike, His Lordship Rockson Aboadwe said his decision is to enable negotiations between both parties to yield the needed results and thus granted the injunction.