Return To Class, Suspend Ongoing Strike – Court Orders UTAG
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has been ordered to return to work by the Labour Division of the Accra High Court.
This came after the National Labour Commission (NLC) filed an interlocutory injunction to compel them to return to work until the outcome of the substantive matter, which involves the NLC’s directive to terminate the strike.
The court presided over by Justice Frank Rockson Aboadwe, announced in court on Tuesday, February 15, that it had taken judicial notice of the attempts to settle the case.
The court stated that while UTAG is still on strike, negotiations cannot be conclusive.
As a result, the notice of interlocutory injunction was granted, and the substantive enforcement case was postponed until February 22, 2022.
As a result of the Court’s judgment, UTAG will be returning to the lecture halls.
UTAG began a strike on January 10, 2022, and has been unable to negotiate an agreement with the government for the previous month.
The parties failed to reach an agreement after the judge instructed them twice on February 3 and February 10 to settle the case outside of court.