Strike Suspended: KNUST to resume on Thursday, GIJ on 28 February

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The National Executive Committee of UTAG temporarily suspended its five-week strike to begin negotiation with the government.

The local chapter of UTAG said the University will halt lectures on Monday if the membership of UTAG rejects the decision by the National Executive Committee of UTAG to suspend the strike
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has announced the resumption of academic activities from Thursday, February 24, 2022.

A statement signed by the deputy registrar of KNUST, Margret Dzisi on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, said the decision was taken following the suspension of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) strike.

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Dr Eric Abavari, general secretary of the KNUST chapter of UTAG who spoke to Asaase news said the university will halt lectures on Monday if the membership of UTAG rejects the decision by the National Executive Committee of UTAG to suspend the strike.

GIJ to resume on Monday 28 February

Meanwhile, the Ghana Institute of Journalism has also served notice that it’ll resume lectures on Monday, 28 February 2022.

In a general notice, it noted that “management has today, 22nd February, 2022approved the following interim reopening arrangements pending the approval of the Revised Academic Calendar and Schedule of Lectures by the Academic Board.

Lectures for all students will commence on Monday, 28th February 2022,” the statement said.

Read the full statement below:


UTAG suspends strike

The National Executive Committee of UTAG temporarily suspended its five-week strike to begin negotiation with the government.

A press release signed by the national president, Prof Solomon Nunoo and national secretary, Dr Asare Asante-Annor on Monday, 21 February 2022, stated that the suspension of the strike is up to Friday, 4 March 2022.

“UTAG should heed the advice of the eminent leaders, the Select Committee on Education, and the court ruling to suspend our strike action up to 4th March 2022 to engage with the government. In line with the Bylaws of UTAG (i.e., Article 5, Sections 1-4), the general membership must be informed for ratification or otherwise of the decision to suspend our strike action”

The NEC of UTAG assured its members of the government’s commitment to improving their conditions of service and said the outcome of the negotiations will be duly communicated to the rank and file.

“A roadmap for the negotiation between Government and UTAG has been agreed upon. The Employer has committed to improving the conditions of service of UTAG members. Negotiations will commence in earnest and be completed within the agreed period and the outcome communicated to members.”

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