Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has released a statement indicating that its members are not calling off their strike despite the directive from National Labour Commission (NLC).
“Members resolved that they won’t call off strike until their demands have been met,” a statement issued after an emergency meeting by UTAG on Monday January 17 said among other things.
The NLC had earlier released a statement directing members of Universities Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) and Colleges of Education Teachers (CETAG) to call off their strike because their action is illegal.
The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireku Brobbey after a meeting with labour unions said,
“In the sprit of transparency and very mutual respect for them , they have assured them that whatever allowance is due them because they were captured in the 2022 budget January they are going to be paid . Therefore the Commission has directed that they go and call off the strike immediately.
“This is something that is good for Ghana expecting that schools had just reopened , parents had just seen of their wards to the various institution. I am glad that CETAG has also be asked so let us expect that they do the needful and then we have peace.”
He added ” The National Labour Commission is a state institution. Indeed of labour institution are litigating there must be somebody to arbitrate . This is the legally mandated institution, they have heard us and they have issued their directive . It is my expectation that UTAG will also call off their striker.”
UTAG also embarked on their action Monday January 10.