All members of the Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN), a youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have been asked to put on red arm bands in solidarity with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).
UTAG members are demanding the restoration of a 2012 Single Spine Salary Structure agreement that would see entry-level lecturers earn the cedi equivalent of $2,084 monthly.
They have indicated that they are unwilling to return to work until the government meets their demand despite the court injunction secured by the National Labour Commission (NLC).
A Court in Accra will today Monday August 16 hear a contempt case brought against leadership of the UTAG, by the National Labour Commission (NLC).
A statement issued by the leadership of TEIN asked the government led by President Akufo-Addo to, as a matter of urgency; meet the conditions spelt out by UTAG.
“UTAG deserves to be treated better for the services they render on our campuses and to our nation as a whole. They must be given the appreciation and respect they deserve.
“The constant disrespect shown by President Akufo-Addo and his appointees to teachers in general must end.
“We thus direct all TEIN members to put on red arm bands on Tuesday August 17, 2021 in solidarity with our lecturers who are being maltreated by the Akufo-Addo led administration.
“We want to assure our lecturers that we stand with them in this moment of struggle.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana