Resolve UTAG’s issues

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-MP to Govt

Story: Yaw BOADI

Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Dr. Clement Apaak, has appealed  to government to find the financial resources required to meet the demands of striking public university lecturers.

Members of UTAG embarked on a planned industrial action,  on Monday, January 10, 2022 in a bid to demand better conditions of service, which they describe as worsening.

The association over the period has been asking the government to restore the conditions of service agreed upon in 2012.

The conditions of service, then, pegged the Basic plus Market Premium of a lecturer at $2,084.

UTAG has complained about the fact that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.

UTAG has complained about the fact that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.

Speaking on the issues, the Builsa South MP, who served as a lecturer before he got into politics, urged the government to prioritise the concerns of UTAG.

“The issues are very clear. UTAG has issued a statement outlining why they have chosen to do what they are doing today. And it all boils down to the government finding the resources to address their needs because the issue of remuneration continues to be the bone of contention. The university lecturers over the period have also had their workload increased”, he said.

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