Ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Mr Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has revealed that the Universities Teachers Association (UTAG) has agreed in principle to call off their strike.
”After listening to the cases, we realised that there will be the need for more dialogue. We finally appealed as a committee to UTAG to call off the strike which they agreed in Principle. We expect they call off the strike today and then continue with the negotiations,” Peter Nortsu-Kotoe told journalists after a meeting with UTAG, the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and the Education Committee and also the Fair Wages and Salary Commission.
This comes after the Labour Division of the Accra High Court has granted an interlocutory injunction application filed against the strike by UTAG by the NLC.
After the meeting, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Bright Wireku Brobbey told journalists that the government was expecting that the unions did the needful.
“In the spirit of transparency and very mutual respect for them, they have assured them that whatever allowance is due them because they were captured in the 2022 budget [by] January they are going to be paid,” he had said on that day.
“Therefore, the Commission has directed that they go and call off the strike immediately.”
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