University Teachers of Ghana go on strike today; what you must know
The University Teachers Association of Ghana, or UTAG, has announced that it will go on strike indefinitely beginning today, Monday, January 10, 2021.
In a statement dated January 6, 2022, the association expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of trust that has so far characterised their interactions with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).
As a result of the employer’s failure to adhere to agreed-upon timelines, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG has decided to withdraw teaching and related activities, effective today, Monday, January 10.
UTAG members on all campuses are being asked to withdraw from teaching and other activities such as examinations, invigilation, marking of exam scripts, and processing of exam results.
The association has asked the government to reinstate the service conditions agreed upon in 2012.
A lecturer’s Basic plus Market Premium was set at $2,084.42 in 2012 under the terms of service.
UTAG has complained that the current arrangement has reduced the basic premiums for its members to $997.84.