UTAG Strike: Gov’t hopeful lectures will resume soon
Nutis.org monitoring citi news today, gathers that the Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is positive about university lecturers returning to the lecture halls soon. He however failed to disclose the decisions taken at his outfits meeting with Vice Chancellors of public universities.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum told citi news “We met with the Vice-Chancellors of the various universities and discussed a number of issues, bordering around how to get our university teachers, without whom schools will not run back to the lecture halls.”
“Some important decisions were made and I am glad about the outcome. We are going to follow through to ensure that the strike is called off in the coming days.”
UTAG has since 2012 raised red flags over government’s unwillingness to meeting its needs.
In 2012, a lecturer’s basic plus market premium was pegged at $2,084.42. UTAG members basic premiums currently is at $997.84.
Earlier on citi news, the National Secretary of UTAG, Dr. Asare Asante-Annor said “The lawyer made it clear that we signed a couple of MOAs [in the past], but the employer has not shown any good faith anytime the MOAs were signed’’
UTAG has been on strike since January 10 to force the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.