NLC directs UTAG, TEWU, GAUA and SSA-UoG to call off strike

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has been instructed by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to call off industrial action.

The order was given following a meeting between the NLC and UTAG, the Ghana Association of University Administrators, the Tertiary Education Workers Union of Ghana, and the Senior Staff Association – Universities of Ghana on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, to discuss the strike and impasse with the government.

The NLC’s Dr. Bernice Welbeck, Director of Administration and Human Resources, signed a news statement containing this information.

The leadership of the Unions represented the complainants, while the Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Deputy Minister of Finance, officials from the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and representatives from the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission represented the government.

The NLC stated that the engagement should be held in good faith and granted the parties two weeks to end it and report to it.

The Commission advised the parties to continue discussing the payment arrangements and other relevant issues.

It requested that decision-making authority be represented at the engagement table by individuals from both parties.

The meeting was adjourned by the NLC until 15:30 on November 2, 2022.

Read the statement below:

Source: Gyamerah

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