UTAG Strike: Lectures for 2022 Academic Year to begin On Thursday (KNUST)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Following the suspension of the industrial
action by UTAG, lectures for the 2022 Academic Year is set to resume on Thursday, 24th February, 2022.

UTAG Strike: Lectures for 2022 Academic Year to begin On Thursday (KNUST)

The management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has made an announcement to all students and staff of the institution with regards to the industrial action which was confirmed suspended yesterday by UTAG.

Details of the short notice has it that lectures for the 2022 Academic Year will begin on Thursday, 24th February, 2022.

UTAG Strike: Lectures for 2022 Academic Year to begin On Thursday (KNUST)

Background…

Following the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) emergency meeting on Monday, February 21, 2022 to evaluate their ongoing strike action, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, agreed to suspend its strike action and to allow
negotiations to commence and be concluded
in two weeks.

The emergency meeting comes after the Association’s meeting with the Education Committee of Parliament, UTAG was urged to initiate steps to call off the industrial action.

UTAG has been on strike since January 10 till it’s suspension yesterday to force the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.

An injunction has however been placed on the strike after an appeal by the National Labour Commission (NLC).

UTAG Demands 

UTAG wants the government to reinstate the 2012 service conditions, which set the monthly salary for entry-level lecturers at $2,084.

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The Association claims that the new agreement has decreased the basic rates for its members to $997.84.

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