The University Teachers Association of Ghana is commencing an industrial action today August 2, 2021, over the government’s inability to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.
UTAG wants the 2012 conditions of service to peg the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
It says the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.
Last week, National President for the Association, Professor Charles Marfo informed the general public that in view of the government’s insincerity, all members of UTAG will embark on an indefinite strike, effective on August 2nd, 2021 till “the government atones for their sins.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, you may recall that in a press release dated 17th June, 2021, UTAG stated that “further delay on the negotiations beyond the end of July 2021, will compel UTAG to advise itself”. We also like to state that until our demands met in-toto, UTAG will have no other option than to embark on industrial action by withdrawing teaching, which includes the conduct of examinations, marking of examination scripts, and other related matters, starting from Monday, 2nd August, 2021 until further notice.
The Association also later released a press statement informing all members to from August 2, 2021, “withdraw all teaching and related activities namely, teaching, examinations, invigilation, marking of examination scripts, processing of examination results, etc.”