UTAG to Begin Nationwide Strike On 2nd August, 2021 (Read Why)

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has asked members of the Association to from Monday, August 2, 2021, suspend teaching, invigilation and other related teaching activities on campus as it begins an indefinite strike.

The Teachers Association on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in a statement said members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana on various campuses are to comply with the directive until further notice.

“We write on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG to inform and or remind you of the intended strike action of University Teachers Association of Ghana,” it said.

All campuses the University Association has said are to withdraw all teaching and related activities including examination, invigilation, marking of examination scripts, processing of examination results.

The Monday, August 2, 2021, nationwide strike action follows an unsuccessful negotiation with the government over the university teachers’ conditions of service including research allowances.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has indicated that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the University Teachers Association of Ghana is set to be implemented in August this year.

A release signed by Deputy Minister Bright Wireko-Brobby said that a meeting was held between a government team including representatives from the Finance and Education ministries and UTAG on Friday over the concerns.

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