The Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (TUTAG), has suspended its strike.
A Press statement dated Saturday, June 19, 2021 and signed by the National President, Dr Michael Brigandi said the suspension of the industrial action is based on trust and confidence in the assurances by the Education Minister.
TUTAG in its statement claimed the decision is to give Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum the benefit of the doubt.
“After listening to the Education Minister, we observed that there are still individuals in political positions that citizens can trust. From our observations of his verbal and non-verbal communication, we could see the natural sincerity that was oozing from both this verbal and non-verbal communication. Our encounter with Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum was the beginning of the shift of TUTAG from mistrust to mutual trust, hence the decision to reconsider our position.”
It added: “Though our strike has been declared legal, and we could have decided to remain on strike till all our issues were resolved, we wish to inform the Education Minister that our decision to suspend the strike with immediate effect was based on our trust and confidence in his assurances. The word worthy of note is “suspend”. We are only suspending the strike to give Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum the benefit of the doubt”.
The NLC has directed government to resolve all outstanding issues by the association within 60 days.
The Association commenced a partial nationwide strike on Monday, June 14, to demand the payment of their Research arrears, negotiation of their conditions of service, among others.
Other demands by TUTAG included Tier-2 Pension payment, Accreditation of Technical University’s programmes, and Scheme of Service.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/102.5 Fm