The secretary of the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Prof. Ransford Gyampo, has said that the teachers will not bow to pressure from politicians or the media to call off their strike if they are not ready to do so.
UTAG management met on Thursday with Fair Wages, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Employment and Labor Relations and the Parliamentary Education Committee. The meeting lasted several hours.
“No politician can cancel the UTAG strike. No sponsored propaganda media report can pressure anyone. Only members can cancel their decision after being convinced. If they do, they will communicate” , he wrote Thursday on Facebook.
Reports indicate that UTAG consequently agreed to call off the strike and further engage the government after the education committee intervened.
On Monday, February 15, the Accra High Court Labor Division ordered the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) back to work.
This was after the National Labor Commission (NLC) issued an interlocutory injunction to compel them to resume their duties pending the decision on the substantive issue related to the enforcement of the NLC’s directive to call off the strike. .
the court presided over by Judge Frank Rockson Aboadwe said it had taken judicial notice of attempts to settle the case.
The court declared that the negotiation cannot be conclusive if the UTAG is still on strike.
As a result, the notice of interlocutory injunction was granted while the merits of the execution was adjourned to February 22, 2022.