The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has disclosed that the continuing strike action was intentionally staged at the moment as a result of it’s the solely method they’ll have their calls for met.
In response to Professor Charles Marfo, though his association is conscious that their withdrawal of service will have an effect on college students badly, they’ve been left with no different choice however to embark on it.
He defined that significant strike motion should threaten the employer, so endangering the destiny of the scholars is the one method the government could be compelled to handle their calls for.
Talking on JoyNews’ Newsfile, August 7, professor Marfo stated: “If our strike is just not going to have an effect on anyone, why would we wish to go on strike? And so, I do perceive, the students actually do perceive that they’re the one bargaining chips we have now. And that’s unlucky, however we have to try this.”
He added that the time has come for the entire nation to know concerning the unhealthy circumstances of service college lecturers have endured over time.
“When folks wish to counsel that you simply’re dwelling properly and your self that issues are usually not all that properly, you possibly can solely allow them to know what the realities are. And that’s precisely why we have now government making an attempt to barter with him [Counsel for UTAG] on situation of service introduced to them some 4 years in the past,” professor Marfo stated.
He indicated that not like beforehand, this time round, UTAG won’t quit till the calls for of its members are met by the federal government.
“I wish to imagine that we have now been overly magnanimous and that’s the reason folks haven’t proven any seriousness with the decision of points that concern UTAG.
“This time with the decision from our folks, they’ve given us the mandate to go all out to insist on what’s due us and so with this mandate, we are able to solely hope that authorities will start to take a seat up and do the proper factor,” he stated.
The UTAG has been on strike since Monday, August 2, and is demanding restoration of a 2012 Single Spine Salary Structure agreement that will have seen entry-level lecturers earn the cedi equal of $2,084 monthly.