The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is expected to embark on a nation-wide strike from Monday, January 10 2022 until further notice.
In a statement dated January 8, 2022, the Association cataloged a number of reasons on which they want to lay down their tools.
According to the Association, the members have decried the pittance agreed to be paid as annual research allowance and would want to have the government reconsider the payment of a more realistic research allowance.
They also disclosed the worsening Conditions of Service (CoS) of the University Teacher and the failure of the Employer in addressing the plight of UTAG members within the agreed timelines among others.
“For the reasons stated above, the NEC of UTAG at its meeting held on 7th January 2022 reiterated its resolve to follow through with the decision to withdraw teaching and related activities until further notice with effect from Monday, 10th January 2022 and call on all UTAG members across the fifteen (15) branches to observe this directive.
“As a matter of urgency, we also call on the Employer to restore members to the 2013 IMP of 114% of Basic Salary in the interim whilst the Government goes ahead to formulate guidelines to implement the appropriate recommendations to address the CoS of the University Teacher,” portions of the statement reads.
Read the full statements from UTAG: