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TUTAG will call off strike soon – Education Minister

BY: graphic.com.gh
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum says the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) will call off its strike soon.

The leadership of the TUTAG on Friday, November 18 declared an indefinite strike over concerns about their conditions of service.

The union wants the government to honour its Codified Conditions of Service of members, which have been outstanding since 2016.

The leadership of TUTAG has accused the government of blatantly disregarding a ruling of the National Labour Commission on the matter and also blamed the NLC for failing to enforce the ruling.

But the minister said efforts are being made by the government to resolve concerns of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) to get them to resume work.

He said the government has shown enough commitment to address the demands of the striking teachers.

Speaking on Accra-based radio station Citi FM, Dr. Adutwum said, “We have had fruitful discussions. We have made appeals to them. They are also consulting their members, and we will hear from them soon.”

He added that “Nobody wants students to be in class more than me, the Minister of Education. That is why I am saying we have made some considerable process, and I am very hopeful that the strike will be over soon”.