University Teachers In Ghana Call Off Strike Over Research Allowance
Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have suspended their strike over non-payment of 2014/2015 Book and Research allowances.
The lecturers laid down their tools on August 6 following what they say is government’s delay to pay the allowances.
The Association had noted that until government paid the monies, they were not going to resume work. One of their reasons were that government had ignored numerous letters written to them over the allowances.
But the lecturers have made a u-turn by suspending the strike following some assurances by government to pay them by the end of September.
UTAG President, University of Ghana Branch, Dr. Langbong Bimi confirmed the latest development to TV3 on Midday Live on Thursday.
“We have suspended the strike because there have been sufficient commitment and assurances from our employer as of yesterday. So we have suspended and given them up to the end of 30th September to either pay us fully else we may return to the strike. So it’s a suspension and not a call off” he stated.
Dr. Langbong Bimi said they have also listened to the pleas of many well-meaning Ghanaians urging them to call off the strike.
The suspension of the strike comes barely few days to reopening of schools for academic work.