Labour Commission invites UTAG and FWSC over ongoing strike

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The National Labour Commission (NLC) has invited the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to a meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, to address demands by the Association.

This was contained in a letter addressed to UTAG and FWSC as well as key stakeholders in the impasse.

Two representatives each are expected to appear before the commission at 2:30 pm on Wednesday.

“This notwithstanding, the Commission in line with its mandate under section 138 of Act 651 and also in exercise of its powers under section 139 of Act 561, rites to invite the disputing parties to appear before the National Labour Commission on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm for a hearing of the issues in dispute,” the letter noted.

Labour Commission invites UTAG and FWSC over ongoing strike
Labour Commission invites UTAG and FWSC over ongoing strike

The invitation follows UTAG’s claim that the FWSC has delayed the release of the 2019 report of the Labour Market Survey (LMS).

According to the Commission, “UTAG should have complied with section 159 of Act 651 where the Commission would be served the required notice to enable it to intervene immediately.”

UTAG on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike action over the government’s failure to address the worsening conditions of service of lecturers.

In a statement dated January 8 to announce the industrial action, UTAG explained that government has flouted the agreed timelines to address their concerns.

The Association, therefore, directed its members to cease all teaching and learning activities until further notice.

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