UTAG declares indefinite strike effective 10 January

UTAG says the strike is in response to “the worsening conditions of service of the university teacher and the failure of the employer in addressing the plight of its members”

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has declared an indefinite strike effective Monday, 10 January 2022.

A communique issued after its emergency meeting, UTAG said the strike is in response to “the worsening conditions of service (CoS) of the University teacher and the failure of the employer in addressing the plight of UTAG members within the agreed timelines.”

“For the reasons stated above, the NEC of UTAG at its meeting held on 7 January 2022 reiterated its resolve to follow through with the decision to withdraw teaching and related activities until further notice with effect from Monday, 10 January 2022 and call on all UTAG members across the fifteen (15) branches to observe this directive,” it said.

“As a matter of urgency, we also call on the Employer to restore members to the 2013 IMP of 114% of Basic Salary in the interim whilst Government goes ahead to formulate guidelines to implement the appropriate recommendations to address the CoS of the University teacher.”

“Following the uneasiness among UTAG members, any delay by the Employer would further exacerbate the already fragile academic calendar to the detriment of all stakeholders,” the communique added.