NLC’s lawsuit against UTAG must be dropped immediately – NUGS
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called on the National Labour Commission (NLC) to drop its lawsuit against the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) so that peaceful negotiations can take place.
The NLC filed a lawsuit against UTAG for failing to comply with a mandate to end its strike.
The Commission asked the court to order UTAG members to return to the lecture halls, among other things.
It also wants an interlocutory injunction, which would force university instructors to return to work as quickly as possible.
NUGS, on the other hand, criticized both parties’ lack of trust in a press statement dated February 1, 2022, and urged them not to flaunt their egos during negotiations in order to reach an acceptable solution to the current deadlock.
The Union expressed regret in the government’s and UTAG’s inability to reach an agreement, calling the strike “unfortunate and unfair.”
The student body requested that the NLC drop its court case against the instructors immediately, allowing for pleasant interactions that will lead to cool heads prevailing.
“Both parties must enter discussions without preconceived notions, agree on a time frame, and both parties must adhere to the rules of engagement.”
“The Labour Commission must withdraw the court case against UTAG as soon as possible.” UTAG, on the other side, should take efforts to end the strike and resume negotiations,” the statement said in part.
“The impasse between UTAG and the government is wreaking havoc on university students across the country. This puts students in a difficult position of deciding whether or not to stay on campus.
UTAG and the government must recognize that parents incur additional costs to keep their children in school, and it is unjust to have those costs go to waste,” NUGS added.
“While a result, we urge all students to remain calm as we make every effort to reach out to all parties involved to resolve this deadlock,” said the statement.
The whole statement can be read below: