The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has sent a strong reminder to the government after weeks of reaching a consensus to return to the classroom.
The leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has urged the government to stick to the agreed-upon timetables for improving university teachers’ working conditions.
The government and UTAG signed a pact together admitting the need for the government to improve the situation for teachers.
After a three-week nationwide strike, the leadership of UTAG urged its members on various schools to resume academic work on Friday, August 20, 2021. It did, however, give the administration a month to respond to the demands.
On August 2, 2021, UTAG initiated an industrial action over the government’s failure to restore its members’ salaries to 2012 levels, according to the union.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo, the General Secretary of the University of Ghana chapter of UTAG, said in an interview with Citi FM in Accra that government has still not resolved their requests and that the one-month deadline the association provided government will be due in the coming days.
Mr Gyampo stated that the organization decided to call off its statewide strike in exchange for assurances from the government that it will address their issues and provide improved working conditions. However, the University Teachers have yet to hear from the government.
Should the government fail to resolve their issues within the one-month deadline, he claims, the group will be compelled to take the next step.
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Source: Graphic online