UTAG Goes On Strike Again!

UTAGThe University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have embarked on an indefinite strike action to press home demands for their 2014/2015 book and research allowances a week to the reopening of school.

A statement issued by the group on Wednesday stated that the decision was taken following a meeting held at the University Of Education, Winneba.

President of UTAG, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe in an interview with Univers news indicated that government has failed to honour its part of an agreement to pay the amount on time although the association had written numerous letters of reminded.

According to Dr. Bekoe, the Association has withdrawn all of its teaching services and will not resume work until the full arrears are paid.
There has been a long standing impasse between UTAG and Government with regards to the payment of Book and Research allowances that results in the Association laying down its tools almost every year to demand their allowances.
Last year, UTAG embarked on a five-week strike to compel government to release their book and research allowances.
Government has in recent times been hit with series of strikes from organized labour including the Ghana Medical Association who have withdrawn Out-Patient services.
Meanwhile President John Mahama has reiterated his stance not succumb to pressure from labour especially as elections approach noting that he will not authorize the release of unbudgeted funds.



By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews

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