University Teachers Back Down on Intended Strike

UTAGThe University Teacher Association of Ghana (UTAG) have backed down on their intended strike action after threatening to lay down their tools this week.

Last week, the teacher said it would embark on a strike should government fail to pay its members their Book and Research allowance which has been in arrears for over 5 months by close of day, Friday October 23.

Its national President, Dr. Samuel Bekoe told 233livenews it was yet to hear positively from government after calling off their 1-week old strike action in August following government’s assurance to pay them their allowances.

In an interview on Sunday, Dr. Bekoe said government commenced payment of the arrears hence their decision to call of the intended industrial action.

 

“The amount is paid in tranches according to the time the University responded. And as of Friday they released money for the first badge so because of that we have suspended our preparations of calling a meeting and deciding to call on a strike.”

Dr. Bekoe however noted that the Association was expecting the subsequent two tranches of allowances by Wednesday October 28.

“There are two more batches left so we went to see whether by Wednesday they will make due payments”

 

 


By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews

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