The leadership of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG), has met with the government and fixed June 29, 2021, as the date for negotiations to begin in order to resolve the ongoing industrial strike action.
The President of the TUTAG, Dr. Akurugu Bingana says his outfit was able to secure a letter to this effect after a meeting with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.
On Monday June 14, 2021, members of TUTAG embarked on a strike as a way of protesting against poor working conditions and the frustration technical universities encounter in getting accreditation for academic programmes.
Speaking on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News which was monitored by Africa Articles, the President of TUTAG indicated that they had a positive response from the meeting with representatives of the Ministries in charge of Employment, Education and Finance.
“The new development is that at the end of the meeting with the Employment Ministry and Labour Relations in which we had Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Fair Wages all representing, we have at least secured a letter indicating that we will be starting negotiations on our conditions of service on the 29th of June. This has been one of our issues, and it is good that we have been heard.”
Dr. Bingana however said the decision to call of the strike would have to be taken at the Association’s congress.