Government and UTAG negotiations: The government and the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have reached an agreement, according to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).
The Commission expressed appreciation to all parties for bringing “finality and rationality” to the situation in a press release published immediately after the final discussions on Friday, March 4.
“The government also recognizes and respects parents’ and students’ patience and tolerance,” the press statement added.
UTAG, on the other hand, has yet to issue a statement on the matter.
After suspending their strike action on Monday, February 21, the leadership gave the government two weeks to satisfy its objectives.
They had, however, requested their chapters to vote on the decision reached by the NEC in an emergency meeting held at the University of Professional Studies in Accra (UPSA)
All but two members voted to reject the NEC decision, implying that the strike would resume when the two-week deadline has passed.
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Representatives from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the National Labour Commission were present for Friday’s final negotiations (NLC).
The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG) were praised by FWSC for their invaluable assistance throughout the seven-week strike.