New Date set After Unproductive Meeting Between UTAG and Minister of Education over UTAG Strike

After an unproductive meeting with Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) has decided to continue their strike.

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Minister met with the National Executive Committee of UTAG, as well as various other stakeholders, to discuss measures to improve lecturers’ working circumstances so that they can return to the classroom.

However, according to Kwesi Kwarteng, the Education Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, no solid conclusions were established at the meeting. Both parties have agreed to reconvene on Thursday, February 10, 2022, to bring finality to the issue.

Government through the Ministry of Education engaged UTAG this [Tuesday] afternoon. Discussions were very extensive and progressive. We remain committed to continuously engaging UTAG towards finding a solution to the ongoing impasse. Engagement continues coming Thursday but we are hopeful of finding a lasting solution to the strike.

Last week, UTAG declined an invitation to meet with the NLC in an attempt to end its ongoing strike in a letter signed by its legal representative. This was in response to a High Court order that UTAG and the NLC settle their differences outside of court. UTAG believed that it needed to meet with the government or the employer at that time, rather than the NLC.


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