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"We Are Not Ready for Negotiations" – UTAG

UTAGThe University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have discounted the possibility of negotiating the payment of their 2014/2015 book and research allowances with government.

Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe, National President of the UTAG says the association will not call off the strike action until government pays the full arrears of their allowances.

UTAG embarked on a strike action on Wednesday after a meeting in Winneba in the Central Region after several letters and calls on government to pay their allowances were ignored.

In an interview with Univers news, Dr. Bekoe said, “it is not about negotiation, all we want is our money…it is a straight forward thing.” He further noted that, there was no need in engaging in round table discussions to negotiate a payment.

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in recent times been hit with series of strikes from organized labour including the Ghana Medical Association who have withdrawn Out-Patient services.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews

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