UTAG to embark on nationwide strike

UTAG to embark on nationwide strike

Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have indicated they will leave lecture halls next week if the Ministry of Education fai

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Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have indicated they will leave lecture halls next week if the Ministry of Education fails to pay their Book and Research allowance.

The group has threatened to embark on another strike if the government fails to pay them.

UTAG said the government has shown no sign of payment, hence their decision to strike.

The group which has been agitating for the payment of their allowance for a couple of months now, said they gave government July 16 to settle their payment but the government has failed to give them listening ear.

The president of UTAG, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah addressing the press said, “Following the lackadaisical attitude of the government, UTAG wrote to the ministry of finance on the 7th of July 2018 about the need to make payment by 16th July 2018 to forestall agitations.”

Dr. Opoku Mensah was much concerned that in spite of the fact that all the necessary documents to facilitate payment were presented to the government, they have still not heard anything from their employer.

They have therefore resolved to abandon their post latest by July 31, 2018, to ensure that all grievances and agitation are taken seriously.

Moreover, he has pleaded with the public and students not to blame them in case the university’s academic calendar is disrupted.

He added: “UTAG wishes to inform and plead with the public and students that should the next academic year’s academic be disrupted, it is not to blame.”