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UTAG Legon rejects decision to suspend strike

The University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) has voted to continue with the strike action, rejecting the decision by the Association’s National Executive Council (NEC) to temporarily suspend the seven-week-old strike.

The Legon branch at a meeting on Wednesday to discuss and consider a ratification of the NEC decision, voted against the strike’s suspension.

A statement signed by the Elections Chairman of UG-UTAG, Dr. Innocent Y. D. Lawson, said 596 members (82.4%) voted to reject the NEC decision. Only 127 members (17.6%) voted to accept the decision.

The decision by UTAG Legon means students at the university will have to wait for a final communication from the UTAG National Executive Council.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) and the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have all shared their plans for reopening with their students.

Before agreeing to end their strike, UTAG members want the government to improve their working conditions.

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