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The University Teachers Association of Ghana is to suspend its strike action following a decision by the leadership of the union.

The decision is to afford government the opportunity to engage further with the union.

The move is also to uphold a court ruling instructing the teachers to return to the classroom following weeks of a tango with government over their conditions of service.

Prior to this, meetings held between the leadership of UTAG, Parliament’s Education Committee, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, the Education Minister and the Labour Minister last week had ended inconclusively.

UTAG wants government to restore their 2012 conditions of service, which pegged the monthly income of entry-level lecturers at $2,084.

The Association has complained that the current arrangement has reduced its members’ basic premiums to $997.84.

According to a statement released by the Association on Monday, February 21, “UTAG has agreed to heed the advice of the eminent leaders, the Select Committee on Education and the court ruling to suspend our strike action…”

The decision is said to last until March 4 by which time a favourable outcome would have been achieved amid further engagement.

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