Regional News Thu, 15 Mar 2012

UTAG resolves to withdraws services from public Universities

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has resolved to withdraw teaching services to public universities in the country with effect from March 16, 2012.

This was stated in statement signed by the UTAG national president, Dr. Anthony Simons, copied to Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Thursday.

It said until Government pays all arrears and the January 2012 salary difference due the Academic Senior Members of the public universities, UTAG would withdraw teaching services.


The statement noted that; “At an emergency National Executives Committee (NEC) meeting held on February 29, 2012, at the University of Ghana, Legon, UTAG noted with dismay the failure of Government to meet the 7th and 9th February, 2012 deadlines for the payment of the Single Spine Salary arrears of the Academic Senior Members of public universities.

It said in spite of this, the NEC was magnanimous to extend the deadline for the payment to March 15, 2012 but unfortunately Government failed to meet the deadline.**

Source: GNA