Seven 7 Branches/Member Public Universities under the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have so far rejected the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association to call off its nationwide strike action.
UTAG has, in the recent times, officially declared its strike on 10th January, 2022 over what they term as delay on the side of government to fulfill its part of the agreement on Condition of Service for UTAG members.
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At an emergency meeting, the National Executive Council of UTAG decided to suspend its strike action pending voting by its membership as to whether they accept the decision or not.
As of now Friday, 25th February, 2022, 7 branches of the Association have rejected the decision to call off the strike. The member universities are;
1. University of Ghana (UG)
2. University of Education, Winneba (UEW)
3. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)
4. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
5. University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR)
6. University for Development Studies (UDS) and
7. C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Science.
Our sources have also confirmed that, the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has accepted the decision to call off the strike.
Votes from the remaining branches are expected to come off after the 5 days ultimatum given by NEC as stipulated in the constitution of UTAG.
The referendum as scheduled by the Association is expected to end by Monday, 28th February, 2022 to make final decision as to whether to call off the strike or not.
This means that, a total of eight (8) member universities out of the fifteen (15) voting against the suspension (against NEC decision to call the strike) will cause the strike to remain indefinitely.
But, if eight (8) campuses/members Universities voted for the suspension of the strike, will mean that, the decision by NEC to call off the strike has been approved.
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