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Government meets with Vice Chancellors Ghana to resolve UTAG issues

The government is said to be in a meeting with Vice Chancellors Ghana to find a solution regarding the demands of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).

UTAG has been on strike since 10 January to demand better conditions of service.

According to the association, the government has breached the timelines agreed for resolution, hence their industrial action.

However, speaking to Beatrice Adu on the Big Bulletin on (18 January), Bright Wireku Brobbey, the deputy minister of employment and labour relations said it was necessary to engage Vice Chancellors Ghana to explain the government’s position.

He said: “In the interest of peace on campuses and regularization of activities on campuses, Vice Chancellors Ghana will wish that this strike is over and then the teachers go back to the classrooms. So, this meeting we are having is to find an amicable resolution to the impasse.”

“…They have said they’re meeting UTAG tomorrow so, ahead of that meeting, they’re meeting the government side so we can have deliberations and bail them out for tomorrow’s meeting with UTAG leadership,” he said.

Earlier, the National Labour Commission (NLC) declared the strike by UTAG as illegal and directed both parties to return to the negotiating table and reach a consensus.

However, a statement from the UG chapter of UTAG, indicated that the association remains resolute to continue their industrial action until their issues are resolved.

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