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    UTAG strike: It’s ‘foolish talk’ to call on striking teachers to resign – Gyampo to Fair Wages Boss

    The head of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Ghana, Dr Ransford Gyampo has described as ‘foolish talk’ calls from certain quarters for members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to resign if they are not happy with their conditions of service.

    UTAG began its industrial action Monday, 10th January, 2022 to demand better conditions of service.

    The university teachers have been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012/2013 which pegs the salary of an entry-level lecturer at $2,084.42.

    According to UTAG, the government has breached the timelines agreed for resolution.

    The National Labour Commission (NLC) have since been meeting the leadership of UTAG over the industrial action.

    The Head of Public Affairs at the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Mr. Earl Ankrah has told members of the Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) that they cannot continue striking while negotiations are underway.

    “You can not negotiate while you are on strike so they must call off the strike before they can engage. That is what the Labour Commission will recommend per the law.

    He added ” If the employee is not happy with anything, the best thing is to resign.”

    Prof Gyampo however has not been happy with the comments of some pro-government communicators and has thus labelled their communication on the strike as ‘foolish talks’.

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