UTAG, four others to strike from Monday

Four labour unions in Ghana have declared an indefinite strike beginning Monday October 17,2022.

The labour unions are embarking on the strike after a meeting on Friday, 14th October, 2022 ended in a stalemate due to the rejection of the suggestion by government.

“The leaders of the labour unions rejected the ‘suggestion’ and rather pushed for the enforcement of the 2022 adjusted fuel ex-pump rate of GH¢10.99, thus, the meeting ended in a stalemate” – the press release said

The meeting hosted by the National Labour Commission with some government representatives present, was to settle the vehicle maintenance and off campus allowance as demanded the National leaders of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Teachers and Educational Workers Union-Ghana (TEWU-GH), Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) and Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana(SSA-UoG) where government failed to present the “terms of payment” for.

The labour unions further in the release indicated that government has failed to adhere to the directive of the National Labour Commission.

“As a result of the development, we write to communicate that the intended strike action of all Labour Unions in the public universities in Ghana is to commence from Monday, 17th October 2022 as the Employer has, once again, failed to adhere to the directive of the NLC.” The statement said.

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