The National Labour Commission has secured an order from an Industrial and Labour Court 1, in the early hours of Friday, August 6, 2021 to compel the University Teachers’ Association (UTAG) to call off their nationwide strike and go back to class.
This comes on the back of a strike action by the UTAG which began on August 2,2021, over better conditions of services negotiation with government since 2012.
UTAG has said that it’s open to negotiations with the government and expect it to make workable proposals to them for consideration if their demands appear excessive.
Meanwhile, the National Labour Commission had earlier, on August 2, 2021, directed the Teachers’ Union to stay any/and or all intended action(s) for the parties to appear before the commission on Thursday, 5th August 2021 at 11am for hearing of the matter in dispute.
However, UTAG snubbed the directive, as the indefinite industrial action is still in force. Hence, the decision of the National Labour Commission to secure an order from an industrial and Labour Court 1, to compel members of the Union to call off their intended strike.