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We’ve listened to Parliament, we’re also reviewing court’s directive – UTAG says as strike nears 7th week

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While the Parliamentary Select Committee in Parliament has shared in the frustrations of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), the Committee has asked the calm heads prevail so as to bring to a definite end, UTAG’s strike that could enter its 7th week.

This was after the Committee invited UTAG, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations as well as the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to a meeting. The Parliamentary Select Committee sought to serve as a mediator and proffer suggestions that will finally bring UTAG’s current strike to an end.

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East, the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) branch President of UTAG, Dr. Jonas Bugase revealed that the members of the Committee “took turns to appeal to UTAG to suspend the strike and to get to the stable to find solutions to this [the ongoing strike action]”.

“UTAG on the other hand made it clear to the Committee that the calling off of the strike resides in the decision of NEC and members and so we will take this plea of the Select Committee to the members and if members think it is the right thing to do, we will do that”.

Based on the outcome of the meeting, Dr. Bugase said suggestions by the Ranking Member on the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education and MP for Akatsi North, Peter Kotoe Nortsu that “UTAG had agreed in principle to call off the strike” may not be entirely wrong.

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While Dr. Bugase explained that he was unable to communicate the exact timelines these issues would be addressed by NEC and members of the Association, UTAG would consider seriously, all the current developments that have come up. These new development include the court ruling directing UTAG to return to the classrooms.

A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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