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UTAG Agrees To Suspend On-going Strike Action As Gov’t Takes Steps To Discontinue Legal Processes

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UTAG President, Prof. Charles Marfo

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has agreed to suspend their strike action following a consultative meeting with the government and the National Labour Commission today.

The three parties have over the weeks had a rough relationship as the Labour Commission filed legal suit by securing an interlocutory injunction from the High Court to compel UTAG to call off their industrial action but the teachers refused to comply with the court order.

After weeks of negotiations, all the parties have finally come to terms.

In a statement signed by the Education Minister, Yaw Osei Adutwum, and the UTAG President, Prof. Charles Ofosu Marfo, the parties agreed on amicable settlement.

As UTAG calls off their strike, the Labour Commission has also resolved to cancel all legal actions against the lecturers.

” . . whilst the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations in conjunction with the National Labour Commission (NLC) is taking steps to DISCONTINUE all legal processes (i.e., National Labour Commission vs. University Teachers Association of Ghana, Suit. No. IL/0116/2021) against UTAG, UTAG will also take steps to SUSPEND the on-going strike action;

“That government acknowledges the need to improve the working conditions of University Teachers and shall treat this with all the seriousness it deserves,” a memorandum of agreement sighted by Peacefmonline.com read.

Read full memorandum of agreement below

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