We May Call Off Strike If Meeting Yields Positive Result – TUTAG

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Members of the Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) have stated that they may return to the classroom if they are able to reach a favourable agreement with the government at their meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and other stakeholders later today, Wednesday.

This current industrial action is as a result of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department’s failure to pay emoluments due them with effect from 1st August 2019 despite a directive from the Ministry of Finance.

Ahead of today’s meeting, National President of TUTAG, Dr. Solomon Keelson, while speaking to Accra-based Citi News said their next action will heavily depend on the outcome of today’s meeting.

“Steps are being taken to engage the Commission. Once they are not concluded I cannot say our concerns have been addressed. We have put our needs before the table and the government has also shown some commitment towards them”, he said.

He added that they don’t expect to get everything today but once they can be able to reach a reasonable agreement with government they may call off the strike.

Students however seem to be negatively affected by the strike and they have called on the government to find a lasting solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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