We won’t call off our strike till our demands are met - UTAG

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has disclosed its resolve to continue with their nationwide strike.

Pay our allowance else we'll strike - UTAG threatens gov't

According to the President of UTAG, Professor Charles Marfo, until their demands are met, they will continue to stay out of the classroom.

Prof. Marfo said this on Accra based Citi FM earlier today.

“In our last meeting with the government, it didn’t end well. It ended in a stalemate… We needed to sit down with them and tell them what has happened. We also needed to ask them about the way forward. One of the clear things that came out is that they [members] think that we should continue with the strike until government begins to pay good attention to our needs and concerns…. I understand UEW, GIJ, UDS, UENR, UHAS have said we should continue the strike and once we are all saying the same thing, we believe the government has to sit down with us and talk,” he said.

He stressed that UTAG’s members are extremely disgruntled about the government’s treatment, and although they are not enthused to stay home, they believe that they need to fight for better conditions of service for themselves.

“People are not happy at all, considering where we used to be in 2012 and how much our salaries have fallen. We plead with the public to understand what the situation is. No lecturer is interested in going on strike, but if push comes to shove and there is no option but to strike, then we have to go on strike.”

The leadership of UTAG at the various public Universities have been on strike over poor conditions of service this week.

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