UTAG Strike: UG-UTAG votes against suspension of the strike

The University Of Ghana(UG) branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG), has voted against the decision by the National Executive Committee(NEC) of the UTAG to suspend its nationwide strike.

In a referendum held, 596 members voted to reject UTAG’s decision to suspend the strike, while 127 members voted in support of the suspension.
This means that out of the total of 723 UTAG-UG members who voted, 82.4% want the strike to continue, while 17.6% want academic work to resume.
Based on the outcome of the vote, academic work remains on hold at the University of Ghana, Legon.

‘I can’t stop demanding better conditions of service for lecturers’, professor Gyampo, national president, replies critics.

Meanwhile, the University of Education, Winneba Chapter of UTAG had earlier also voted against NEC’s decision to suspend the strike.

Speaking with Emefa Adeti on the Prime Morning show on Thursday, a University of Ghana student called Christabel surprised many with her stance on the UG branch’s vote against the suspension of the strike following the court ruling.

UTAG wants the government to restore their 2012 conditions of service, which pegged the monthly income of entry-level lecturers at $2,084.

By: Jeffrey Addy

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