— More Universities to vote against the suspension of the strike
— Failed Agreement Honouring Between Government And Lecturers
— One-week lecture schedule pending feedback
Earlier today, Thursday 24th February 2022, an interview with the vice president of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Pascal Kpodo was held and he announced that besides UEW’s disagreement with the strike suspension, more public universities will surely vote against the interim suspension of the strike effort publicized by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association.
He told the recent circumstance can barely be salvaged if the employer employs the negotiation committee to settle all issues.
“More institutions are going to vote to reject the decision. However, the situation can only be salvaged if the employer engages with the negotiation team to resolve the matter by the time the matter runs out,” he told Joy News
He fueled his allegations against the government by topping up saying, the government had ceased to function on honoring agreements endorsed in the preceding retiring some members of the union constantly in a qualm.
However, he asserted that the employer must stick to his word in the current procedure to attain the odds of units of UTAG to forestall forthcoming Strike undertakings.
After the NEC of UTAG reneged its strike action, two partner institutions, the University of Ghana, Legon, and the University of Education, Winneba voted against the decision to postpone the strike.
Although the remainder is yet to convey their viewpoint, out of the 15 municipal universities, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) are the sole universities that have so far declared openly the resumption of lectures.
GIJ gave a one-week lecture plan pending feedback UTAG anticipates from the government.