Court strikes out NLC case against UTAG

Mr Bright Wereko - Brobbey, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations , after the court sitting

Mr Bright Wereko - Brobbey, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations , after the court sitting

The Accra High Court has struck out a suit filed by the National Labour Commission (NLC) against the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) for embarking on a strike.

Justice Frank Abodwe Rockson struck out the suit as withdrawn after lawyers for the NLC informed the court that the NLC had decided to discontinue the case.

Counsel for the NLC , Mr Yehoda Kotey , said the discontinuance of the case was subject to UTAG calling off it’s three week strike per a memorandum of understanding between the government and UTAG.

Counsel for UTAG , Mr Kwasi Keli-Delataa , said his client and government met and agreed that the best way to resolve the impasse was not in the courtroom.

Good news

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations , Mr Bright Wereko-Brobbey , said the peaceful resolution of the case was good news for university students.

“It’s a big victory for university students, lecturers, parents and the country as a whole,” he told the media after the court hearing.

Ooh they shouldn’t have come to amicable resolution cos we the students koraa need some more time to do stuffs . UTAG and the NLC are all unpatriotic to the Nation. How do we make up for the contact hours before going for exams?

Callingoff the strike does not solve the actual challenges in the education sector. Stakeholders must sit up and stop the media noise