UTAG, CETAG strike illegal – NLC
The National Labour Commission (NLC) has pronounced the ongoing industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) as illegal.
UTAG embarked on a nationwide strike on January 10, 2022 over what it describes as poor conditions of service.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, NLC, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and representation from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations met with the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG in an attempt to reach a consensus.
However, the meeting ended in a stalemate.
The NLC subsequently declared UTAG’s strike illegal and directed its members to return to post.
A declaration the Executive Secretary for NLC, Ofosu Asamoah claims that the membership of NEC present at the meeting agreed to – conceding that they did not follow due process prior to embarking on the strike. Hence, NLC’s declaration.
UTAG has however hinted of not heeding the directive.
In a related development, NLC also declared the ongoing strike by CETAG as illegal and also directed them to return to post.
CETAG is also demanding better conditions of service.