The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has called on government to open up to the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) in order to find a speedy resolution to the ongoing strike.
This was contained in a solidarity message TUTAG sent to UTAG signed by its National President Dr Michael A. Brigandi.
According to TUTAG, “the demand made by UTAG very much reflects the arduous nature of the work of a university lecturer.”
TUTAG expressed its “solidarity with UTAG whilst urging government to open up to UTAG in the course of finding a speedy resolution to the impasse.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on the National Labour Commission (NLC) to at all times demonstrate a posture of impartiality and pro-activeness in resolving labour disputes rather than being reactionary in their approach to dealing with labour unions.
The call comes on the back of the four-week long strike by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) over their conditions of service.
While demanding better conditions of service, the NLC dragged UTAG to court to force them to return to the lecture halls.
However, the court advised that both parties settle the impasse amicable outside the court.
UTAG is still on strike accusing the government, the employer and NLC of not having the interest of the university teachers at heart.