UTAG Strike and its Effect on Athletics

UTAG Declares Nationwide Strike

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has declared a nationwide and indefinite strike again.

On Monday, January 10, the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) stated that its members will be leaving the profession.

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The strike is being called by UTAG in response to the government’s refusal to address the poor working conditions of academics.

UTAG stated in a statement dated January 8 that the administration had failed to meet agreed-upon deadlines to resolve their issues.

The leadership of the lecturers union “reiterated its resolve to follow through with the decision to withdraw teaching and related activities until further notice.”

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“Generally, our members have decried the pittance agreed to be paid as annual research allowance and would want to have government reconsider the payment of a more realistic research allowance as this is critical to our research output, promotion and ultimately national development,” in the press release.

Following the strike, the government and UTAG signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which was spotted by Athleticshour.com following the meeting, stating that “both parties agree that there is a need to return back to the negotiating table from the week beginning Monday, August 23rd, 2021.”

Read the full press release here.

UTAG Declares Nationwide Strike.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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