NLC and UTAG to return to court today amid ongoing strike

University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and the National Labor Commission are normal back in court today after what has been depicted by both government and speakers as uncertain commitment.

The five-week strike has as of now weakened scholastic work, while the Labor Commission battles the Association over the legitimateness or in any case of the activity.

Both continuing and new students continue to bear the brunt of the wrath of angry teachers, who have been in and out of several meetings with the government in an attempt to resolve the impasse.

The Ministry of Education’s Public Relations Officer, Kwasi Kwarteng, told Citi News that the parties would be back in court after fruitless attempts at an out-of-court resolution of the impasse.

“As of now, a lot of these engagements have not been very conclusive. I am unable to, for instance, say that our parties have reached a very concrete resolution,” he said.

UTAG has been on strike since January 10 to force the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.

The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.

UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.

 

The National Labour Commission dragged UTAG to court, but the two were told to return to the negotiation table.

The commission sued, seeking the enforcement of its order, which was defied by public university teachers in the country.

The commission earlier directed UTAG to call off its strike, but this directive was not adhered to.

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