Court Orders UTAG To Suspend Strike

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The labour division of Accra High Court has ordered the University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) to suspend its ongoing strike.

The court, presided over by Justice Frank Aboadwe Rockson on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, held that UTAG halts the strike following an application for an interlocutory injunction by the National Labour Commission.

UTAG is expected to halt the strike until the final determination has been made on the application by the National Labour Commission to enforce its orders for UTAG to call off the strike and return to the negotiation table with the government.

UTAG has been on strike since January 10 to force the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.

The 2012 conditions of service pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42.
UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.

The National Labour Commission dragged UTAG to court, but the two were told to return to the negotiation table.

The commission sued, seeking the enforcement of its order, which public university teachers in the country defied.

The commission earlier directed UTAG to call off its strike, but this directive was not adhered to.
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