University Lecturers have been on strike for the past two week and over and university schools were likely to be closed down by Friday but recent alerts has calm down the situation.
The strike is not officially suspended but steps are rather taken to suspend the ongoing strike.
On Wednesday, 18th of August 2021, representatives of University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) met with the Government team represented by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and Education to discuss issues in relation to the condition of service of University Lecturers together with legal processes filed by the National Labour Committee(NLC) against the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
At the end of the meeting, the two parties came to a fair conclusion.
Firstly, Both parties agreed in meeting to settle the issue starting from next week Monday 23rd August 2021 amicably.
Secondly, negotiation period shall last for a one-month mandatory period, beginning 23rd August 2021 as shall be signed by the Government and UTAG.
Thirdly, UTAG and NLC agrees to take steps to SUSPEND the on-going strike and to DISCONTINUE all legal processes respectively.
Lastly, the Government seeks to treat the demand of UTAG with all seriousness as it recognizes the need to improve their condition of service.
In summary, all court processes are to be laid off by NCL and UTAG looks forward to suspend the on-going strike in order to meet peacefully at conference tables to settle their grievances.
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