UTAG announced a suspension of its strike that lasted more than 40 days at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Monday at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

This followed an Accra High Court order that asked the lecturers to return to work to allow negotiations to be completed.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, the Association’s National President, Prof Solomon Nunoo, warned that members of UTAG are unhappy and will go to all extents to ensure an improvement of its conditions of service.

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He said university lecturers expect the government to honour its promises, considering the involvement of some eminent individuals in the negotiation process.

“We know that the government has not fulfilled its part of the bargain in many signed agreements in the recent past; however, due to the involvement of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education and other eminent persons, we expect the government to carry through its promises this time around.”

“We’ll, however, not hesitate to resume the suspended strike should government renege on its commitment at the end of the stipulated period of negotiation. We call on the government to take advantage of this window to help improve the salary and general working conditions of the university teacher,” he urged.

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