UTAG Strike: 13 Public Universities issue resolution to continue nationwide strike

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A total of thirteen (13) member public universities under the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has issued separate resolutions in sodality with the National Secretariat to continue their nationwide strike unabatedly.

The Member Campuses have urged the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to continue with the Strike. According to them, the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Negotiation Team should stand their ground and not compromise till they are restored to their 2012 basic salary of $2084 (payable in Cedi equivalence).

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They also called on  UTAG NEC to swiftly engage teams of experts (legal, labour, etc.) to fight their course.

In a statement, the leadership of UTAG said, following the stalling of negotiations with government on their Conditions of Service (CoS), which culminated in their declaration of a nationwide withdrawal of teaching and related activities among member public universities, all local branch executives were tasked by the National Executive Committee (NEC) to convene an emergency meeting to solicit the views of
members on the way forward.

The statement further said, the consensus is that the withdrawal of teaching and related activities must continue until government puts some enhanced and progressive proposals on the table.

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“The call is also for us to remain focused, united and resolute in our quest to ensure that government initiates and implements appropriate measures to improve our CoS.”

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Below are the thirteen (13) Public Universities that forward resolutions to the National Secretariat of UTAG in support of the ongoing nationwide strike.

1. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)

2. University of Mines and Technology (UMaT)

3. University of Education, Winneba (UEW)

4. University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR)

5. Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ)

6. C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Navrongo (CKT-UTAS)

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7. Ghana Communication Technology Universe (GCTU)

8. SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS)

9. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technological (KNUST)

10. University of Ghana (UG)

11. University of Cape Coast (UCC)

12. University for Development Studies (UDS)

13. University of Health and Allied Science (UHAS)

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“By this cover note, we encourage all member campuses to comply with our collective decision until further notice. It is now or never.” They have directed.

Attached are the collated unedited resolutions from all the thirteen (13) member campuses of the Association for your perusal.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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