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UTAG calls off strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has called off its five-week strike.

This was announced after leadership of the Association met their members to convey the outcome of the association’s deliberations with government on Tuesday.

UTAG withdrew their services to demand the payment of the research and book allowance.

But a statement signed by the association’s National President, Samuel Ofori Bekoe, said their decision follows “a Memorandum of Understanding signed between UTAG and government on the payment of the 2013/2014 Book and Research Allowance.”

The statement also government showed “willingness to negotiate with UTAG on its conditions of service.”

The teachers had demanded a lump-sum payment for their book and research allowance for both last year and the impending academic year.

National President of UTAG, Dr. Samuel Ofori Bekoe in an earlier interview with Citi News said: “If they say they are going to pay in September then we are taking for the past and current academic year. We are no longer going to pre-finance the activities for research”.

By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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