The National Labour Commission (NLC) has ordered the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to, with immediate effect, call off its ongoing strike.

This directive was given by the Commission after meeting with UTAG members on Thursday, October 20.

It has thus urged the aggrieved parties to return to the negotiations table to engage terms of payment for their demands. 

The Commission directed as follows:

  1. That the parties engage fitter on the “Terms of Payment and other related matters. 
  2. That both parties should bring to the engagement table, people with mandate to take and/or make decisions. 
  3. That the engagement should be held in good faith
  4. That UTAG should call off the strike immediately 
  5. That the parties are given two weeks to conclude their engagement on report 

UTAG is on strike together with the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana (SSA-UoG) and Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

The unions had suspended an earlier strike threat after meeting with the National Labour Commission.

Following the suspension, the unions have accused the government of not honoring its side of the bargain.

The strike by the four Unions according to their leadership is to compel the government to reverse its decision to pay the 2022 fuel ex-pump allowance instead of the 2021 price.

Among their key concerns are the payment of vehicle maintenance and off-campus allowances.

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