Court grants injunction against UTAG strike

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The Labour Division of the Accra High Court has granted a relief injunction against the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) strike.

The injunction was granted by Justice Frank Aboagye Rockson of the Labour Division of the Accra High Court this afternoon sought by the National Labour Commission (NLC) against the  University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) on their strike action.

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Consequently the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is expected to call of their five (5) weeks strike and begin negotiations with Government.

Addressing the press after the court proceedings on Tuesday, February 15, the lawyer for the UTAG Kwesi Keli-Deletaa said: “The motion was seeking to enforce the directive of the [National] Labour Commission, which was filed before the injunction application was filed.”

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“In our view, the main motion which is seeking to enforce the directive of the NLC should have been heard first but the judge thought otherwise and decided that the injunction application should be heard first and the outcome of that application is what you all witnessed in court today, the judge decided to grant the interlocutory injunction application.”

The National Labour Commission (NLC) had ruled that the strike by UTAG, embarked upon on Monday, January 10, was illegal.

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The court earlier asked the two parties to settle challenges leading to the strike out of its jurisdiction but that did has not happened until Tuesday, when the injunction application by the National Labour Commission (NLC) was granted.

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According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education Kwesi Kwarteng, Government remains committed to engaging UTAG in resolving all their concerns.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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