NLC Secures Injunction To Compel UTAG To Call Off Strike
The National Labour Commission NLC, has secured an interlocutory injunction to also compel the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to call off their strike. The injunction from the labour Court 1 on Friday, August 6, 2021, ordered all members of the Association also to immediately return to work and according to the
injunction granted by Justice Frank Aboadwe Rockson, the respondents herein, whether by itself, its Executives, officers, members, agents, servants, employers or other persons are all also restrained from proceeding with its intended strike too, portions of the injunction read. The directive also follows an indication by the members of of UTAG that they will not return to the lecture halls until
the government addresses all their concerns. Industrial action by group has also had an impact on academic activities in various universities. Authorities of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Ghana have suspended indefinitely their end-of-semester examinations. UTAG is demanding the implementation of a 2012 Single Spine package which puts entry level lecturers on a salary of $2,084.