UTAG fined GHc3,000 by court for wasting their time.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has been fined GHS 3000 by an Accra High Court for its carelessness in a lawsuit brought by the National Labour Commission (NLC).
Given the urgency of the issue, UTAG’s lawyers informed the Court that they had thought the lengthy procedures might be avoided.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) and the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) were also instructed by the court to resolve the impasse over their industrial action outside of court.
The Labour Commission ruled the UTAG strike to be unlawful and sought an injunction to put an end to it.
On Monday, August 16, 2021, Presiding Judge Justice Frank Rockson Aboadwe encouraged the parties to reconsider their views and consider returning to the negotiating table.
The NLC and UTAG have only two days to act on the advice before the Court reconvenes on August 19, 2021, to decide how to proceed.