UTAG Strike It's Unlawful For Universities To Shut Down After Twenty One (21) Days Education Minister


 UTAG embarked on strike on January 10 this time, calling on the government to restore members to the 2013 Interim Market Premium (IMP) of 114 percent of introductory payment. 

They also wanted the government to address the general conditions of service of the University preceptors. 


 UTAG believes that the IMP, which was introduced after the perpetration of the Single Chine Pay Policy, was firmed, per a government White Paper in 2013, for the purpose of the conduct of a labour request check (LMS) to determine the MP outstanding to workers earning of it and contends that to date, the determination has not been made, which has redounded in the corrosion of the university schoolteacher’s payment, according to a graphiconline publication. 

 Still, the National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed UTAG to call off their strike but the ultimate has refused. 


 It's stressed that, after 21 days of no tutoring, the Universities will be impelled to shut down. 

This is said to be a law but the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum has refuted the claim. 


 In an interview on Peace FM's'' Kokrokoo'' with Kwami Sefa Kayi, the Education Minister set the record straight telling that it's nowhere in the laws of Ghana that Universities should shut down after 21 days of inactivity as hawked around. 

He stressed;'' It's not legal. It's rather come a practice. It's a only convention. There's no law that says that.'' 


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