A spokesperson of the Ministry for education has indicated that the university teachers association of Ghana (UTAG) has rescinded its decision to embark on a strike movement come Friday.
Mr Kwasi Kwarteng in a post on facebook on Wednesday, cited that the association’s decision is because of an settlement reached among itself and the Ministry of training.
He failed to reveal precisely what agreement the ministry and UTAG reached during the stated assembly, however, said that “the intended strike action will no longer come off.”
On October 2, the national government Committee of UTAG discovered that its participants will from October eight, lay down their operating tools and resume their suspended strike movement.
consistent with the association, the decision was reached after the committee held its twentieth Congress following discussions with the government on Monday, September 26, to speak about its wages and welfare programs.
at the said assembly, it turned into discovered that authorities could not go beyond the Cedi equivalent of $1200 payable in 2024, an quantity that became rejected via the association in a previous meeting, comply with at the very least the Cedi equivalent of $250 in line with month for studies allowance (plus a evaluation of the 2024 implementation), and the implementation of the brand new marketplace top class with the aid of December 21.
UTAG pledged to release the modalities of its strike movement in a next press release.
Following this, country wide President of the association, Professor Samuel Nunoo, in a press declaration sighted through JoyNews on October 6, directed individuals to renew the suspended strike movement if authorities remained adamant till the said date it would resume strike.
“The country wide govt Committee of UTAG at its assembly hung on 1st October, 2021, that if the agency’s position stay unchanged by way of Friday, October eight, contributors must resume the suspension of coaching and related activities until similarly be aware. All participants are hereby directed to look at this and act as a result.”
The college teachers association of Ghana (UTAG) launched into a strike from August 2, 2021 to protest what they are saying is their negative conditions of service.
amongst others, the college instructors association of Ghana desired authorities to pay access level teachers 2,084 dollars.
The country wide Labour commission (NLC) filed a criminal match against the affiliation for failure to go back to work.
throughout this time, examinations scheduled to take area at the college of Ghana and the Kwame Nkrumah university of technological know-how and era (KNUST) had been all suspended.
however after weeks of the strike, UTAG reached an agreement with government to droop their strike motion and resume negotiation for a mandatory 30 days, at the circumstance that all felony movements taken towards the association are withdrawn.
The NLC withdrew its lawsuit and on Wednesday, August 18, UTAG signed a memorandum of agreement with authorities to call off the strike and continue negotiation.