The University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, has issued warnings that its members will down their tools on August 2, 2021, if the government refuses to address their oft-complained conditions of service.
Apparently, the government had since 2021 restored agreed conditions of service that were accented to in 2021.
At a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, the National President of UTAG, Professor Charles Marfo, warned the Akufo Addo government to meet the union’s demands “for the sake of industrial harmony and not to compound the already jeopardized academic calendar of the public universities.”
UTAG wants the 2012 conditions of service to peg the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.42, instead of the prevailing rate of US$ 997.84.
“Until our demands are considered and met completely, UTAG would have no other option than to embark on industrial action by withdrawing teaching, which includes the conduct of examinations, marking of examination scripts, and other related matters, starting from Monday, 2nd of August 2021 until further notice,” the UTAG boss vowed.