The majority of members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAGUG )’s chapter oppose the union’s decision to call off its strike.
596 members voted against UTAG’s decision to suspend the strike in a referendum, while 127 members voted in favor of the suspension.
After multiple requests from the government, the education committee of Parliament, student unions, Vice Chancellors Ghana, and an Accra High Court judgement, UTAG put off its nearly seven-week strike.
The Association decided to restart negotiations until March 4, 2022, after a meeting of the National Executive Committee.
The University of Education, Winneba Chapter of UTAG had already voted against the suspension of the strike by its National Executive Committee.
Dr. Pascal Kpodo, Vice President of UTAG-UEW, stated that their chapter is waiting for other schools to decide on the issue within the next five days.
“These resolutions will be returned to the NEC, which will make a decision.” While the voting is going on, we’re hoping to strike an agreement with the government on how to improve the UTAG members’ working conditions. “If that agreement is achieved, the university votes will be null and void,” he explained.