The government and the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have effectively concluded negotiations, according to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).
The Commission expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for bringing “finality and rationality” to the topic in a press release published shortly after the final negotiations on Friday, March 4.
“The government also recognizes and respects parents’ and students’ patience and tolerance,” the press statement added.
UTAG, on the other hand, has yet to state the matter.
Following the suspension of their strike action on Monday, February 21, the leadership gave the government two weeks to meet their demands.
They had, however, requested their branches to vote on the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision made at an emergency meeting at the University of Professional Studies in Accra (UPSA)
All but two members voted against the NEC’s decision, implying that the strike will resume after the two-week deadline has passed.
Representatives from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, and the National Labour Commission were in attendance for the final negotiations on Friday (NLC).
The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and Vice Chancellors Ghana (VCG) were praised by FWSC for their invaluable assistance during the seven-week strike.