An Accra High Court has placed an interlocutory injunction on the industrial action by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
The injunction is in line with an appeal by the National Labour Commission (NLC) for an interlocutory injunction to stop the strike by UTAG.
The presiding Judge, His Lordship Rockson Aboadwe, in his ruling said the negotiations between both parties would not yield the needed results if the strike persists and thus granted the injunction.
UTAG’s strike commenced an industrial strike Monday January 10.
For the reasons stated above, the NEC of UTAG at its meeting held on 7th January 2022 reiterated its resolve to follow through with the decision to withdraw teaching and related activities until further notice with effect from Monday, 10th January 2022 and call on all UTAG members across the fifteen (15) branches to observe this directive.
As a matter of urgency, we also call on the Employer to restore members to the 2013 IMP of 114% of Basic Salary in the interim whilst Government goes ahead to formulate guidelines to implement the appropriate recommendations to address the CoS of the University Teacher. Following the uneasiness among UTAG members, any delay by the Employer would further exacerbate the already fragile academic calendar to the detriment of all stakeholders,” UTAG said in the statement that announced their strike.
After the announcement, the National Labour Commission (NLC) declared the action by UTAG as illegal.
Meanwhile, of the National Labour Commission, Ofosu Asamoah, in an interview after the hearing, urged UTAG to return to the negotiation table for an amicable resolution of its grievances.
Ghana | Atinkaonline.com.