The National Labour Commission is threatening to sack all lectures following the ongoing strike which started on Monday, August 2. Speaking on that issue, Prof. Gyampo insisted that the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) will not suspend its continuing strike.
“We are not ready to call off the strike, they can imprison all of us, they can decide not to pay us again, they can also recruit lectures and sack all of us, we are ready for anything because if we don’t fight for what we deserve to, we might not be able to fight it again.”
The National Labour commission says it might file a case of disrespect against UTAG Leadership, in case they continue resisting the court order asking them to end the strike. UTAG has said that they won’t go back to teach unless the government addresses their conditions of service.
“I think there’s a way out in my view[but] some of us have called for an independent third party to intervene because as far as I’m concerned those who have negotiated on governments behalf have been abysmal and demonstrated much incompetence.”