UTAG officially suspends strike as negotiations with the government begin on Monday
UTAG officially suspends strike as negotiations with the government begin on Monday

UTAG officially suspends strike as negotiations with the government begin on Monday

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The Ghana University Teachers Association has officially suspended its strike after meeting with the government on Wednesday.

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The suspension of industrial action initiated earlier this month is intended to pave the way for negotiations with the government.

In a letter written by both the National President, Prof. Charles Marfo, and the National Secretary, Dr. Eric KK Abavare was signed by the association, the lecturers were admonished to resume their work.

The association has agreed to return to the negotiating table for a mandatory period of one month from Monday, August 23, 2021.

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It is to be hoped that the government will comply with their demands by the end of the month-long negotiation phase.

“We hope that the roadmap agreed by the parties, which was an important prerequisite for the suspension of the strike in addition to the withdrawal of the lawsuits against UTAG by NLC, from the government side of the negotiations,” says one part of the letter.

Items to be negotiated

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According to a memorandum of understanding signed by the parties present during the emergency meeting on Wednesday, it was agreed that the research component of the book and research grant, the market premium and the non-basic allowance for university lecturers are up for negotiation.

When will academic activities resume?

Several universities have announced the resumption of academic activities after the dead end of the UTAG National Working Commission.

The management of the Ghana Institute of Journalism has informed its students that academic activities will resume on Friday, August 20, 2021.

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