UTAG President, Prof. Charles Marfo has sent a strong message to the National Labour Commission regarding their resort to the court to arbitrate the ongoing impasse between them and the government over their conditions of service.
The University lecturers have been on strike for the past 2 weeks now, demanding that government resolve their conditions of service challenges before they return to work.
However, the National Labour Commission has secured an interlocutory injunction from an Accra High Court to compel UTAG to call off their strike. But UTAG on the other hand, has refused to comply with the court order as they remain on strike while negotiations continue.
Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, the UTAG President warned the Labour Commission against its court threats saying, “the government or the Ministry, through the Labour Commission, should stop intimidating us with the court. I think when that’s addressed, there will be amicable settlement”.
“When we’re trying to set aside the previous one which ended yesterday, they (National Labour Commission) is filing another one. So, with this, what can I tell the members to understand me,” he said.
Prof. Charles Marfo added that, teachers are very angered by some utterances made by the authorities. “A lot of our members are very annoyed,” he stressed.