Members of UTAG risk losing their January salaries if they continue strike – NLC

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National Labour Commission.

By Nathaniel Nartey

Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission (NLC), Ofosu Asamoah has cautioned the University Teachers Association of Ghana, (UTAG) members still on strike of the illegality of their action saying they risk losing their January salaries if they refuse to go back to the classroom.

The caution follows a resolution by the University of Ghana chapter of UTAG, refusing to call off the strike.

Speaking in an interview with GBC NEWS, Mr. Asamoah said the various Faculty Heads and Heads of Departments of the 15 public universities as well as the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, G-TEC are expected to monitor and decline validation of all members who participate in the illegal strike so that they do not receive their salaries for the period.

This, he said, will ensure that orders from the NLC are obeyed.

”The law says that if you engage in an illegal strike you should not be paid for the period you engaged in an illegal strike. The Commission has declared the strike as illegal so if they go ahead with the strike, let us see at the end of the month, whether they will be validated by the Heads of Departments and University Administrators”.

“If the Managers of the Universities go ahead to validate them, while they are not working and pay them, then this is what will happen, people will continue to defy the orders of the Labour Commission”, he noted.

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