The University Teachers Association of Ghana, or UTAG, has declared an indefinite strike to begin today, Monday, January 10, 2021.
The group highlighted its dissatisfaction with the lack of trust that has marked its engagements with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission(FWSC) in a statement dated January 6, 2022.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG has decided to withdraw teaching and related activities as a result of the employer’s inability to adhere to agreed-upon timelines, beginning today, Monday, January 10.
On all campuses, UTAG members have been directed to refrain from teaching and other tasks such as invigilating exams, marking test scripts, and processing exam results.
The organization has requested that the government reestablish the service terms that were agreed upon in 2012.
Under the terms of service in 2012, a lecturer’s Basic plus Market Premium was set at $2,084.42.
The present agreement, according to UTAG, has cut the basic rates for its members to $997.84.