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The National Labour Commission (NLC) has invited the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) as well as Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) “for a hearing of the issues in dispute”.

The university lecturers on Monday, January 10 began an indefinite strike action over the Labour Market Survey, which was expected to be released by FWSC.

According to UTAG, there has been an undue delay with the release of the report on the Survey; hence, the declaration of the strike.

But NLC insists that the lecturers should have complied with section 159 of Act 651 by serving notice for the Commission to intervene before embarking on the industrial action.

“This notwithstanding, the Commission in line with its mandate under section 138 of Act 651 and also in exercise of its powers under section 139 of Act 651, writes to invite the disputing parties to appear before the National Labour Commission on Wednesday, 12th January, 2022 at 2:30pm for a hearing of the issues in dispute,” a statement issued by Director in charge of Administration/Human Resources Dr Bernice Welbeck.

“The parties are urged to take note of the time and date and appear as scheduled.”

Meanwhile, the National Secretary of UTAG, Dr Asare Asante-Annor, has disclosed to TV3 that the meeting has been postponed to Thursday, January 13.

He also described as “not correct” NLC’s claim that it was not informed about UTAG’s intention to take on FWSC.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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