The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has stated that their nationwide strike will continue.
Professor Charles Marfo, the President of UTAG, stated that they will continue to stay out of the classroom until their demands are met.
Prof. Marfo made these remarks on Citi FM in Accra earlier yesterday.
“Our most recent meeting with the government did not go well. It came to a standstill. We needed to sit down with them and inform them of the situation. We also wanted to follow – up about their plans for the future. One thing that came out loud and clear is that they [members] believe we should keep the strike going until the government begins to pay attention to our demands and concerns. I understand that the UEW, GIJ, UDS, UENR, and UHAS have all stated that the strike should continue, and that once everyone is saying the same thing, the government should meet and talk with us” he said.
He emphasized that UTAG members are highly unhappy with the government’s policy, and that while they are not eager to stay at home, they believe they must strive for improved working conditions for themselves.
“People are dissatisfied, bearing in mind as we were in 2012 and how much our salaries have decreased. We appeal to the people to be aware of the situation. No lecturer wants to strike, but if we don’t have a choice, we’ll strike.”
This week, the leadership of UTAG at various public universities went on protest over poor condition of service.