The leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has suspended its strike action.
The decision to suspend the strike action was announced following a National Executive Committee meeting held on Monday 21st February 2022.
However, per section 4(b) of the UTAG’s constitution, members have five days to vote to accept or reject this decision.
Meanwhile, the suspension has been confirmed by Professor Ransford Gyampo in a Facebook post.
“Dear all, be ye informed that, at a National Executive Committee meeting held this evening (Monday 21st February 2022), we decided to suspend our industrial action and to allow negotiations to commence and be concluded in two weeks. This is in view of the court order, appeals from the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, and other Eminent Ghanaians.
“Per section 4(b) of the UTAG’s constitution, our members have five days to vote to accept or reject this decision. We hope ore serious ovatures are made to convince members.
“We do not like the strike and hope there is sincerity and more commitment in addressing our concerns. Beyond any temporal intervention, we ask for a more lasting solution and not quick fixes”.
UTAG members have been on strike since the beginning of August 2021 because they want the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012 which they said was far better than the current situation.
The 2012 Single Spine package put entry-level lecturers on a salary of $2,084 while the current level puts lecturers’ salaries around $900.