The National Labour Commission (NLC) has been encouraged to resolve its deadlock with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) outside of court by the Labour Court 1 Division of the High Court.
Justice Frank Rockson Aboadwe, the presiding judge, granted the parties until Thursday, February 10, 2022, to report on the status of the out-of-court settlement.
The National Labor Council was in court demanding implementation of its orders, which had been disobeyed by public university teachers across the country. The NLC had already ordered UTAG to end its strike, which is now in its fourth week, but this directive was not followed.
The teachers had rejected the NLC’s mandate, pushing on a settlement of their grievances.
Academic work has come to a halt on public tertiary university campuses, and the academic calendar is in jeopardy.
His Lordship, Aboadwe summoned the parties from open court into his chambers for an in-camera discussion when the matter was called today, February 3, 2022.
After the in-camera session, UTAG lawyer Kwasi Keli-Delataa told journalists that if a compromise is not reached by Thursday, the NLC will be permitted to submit its motions.