The Accra High Court’s Labour Division has issued an interlocutory injunction against the University Teachers Association of Ghana’s strike (UTAG).
This comes after the National Labour Commission (NLC) requested an interlocutory order to stop UTAG’s strike.
UTAG has been on strike since January10,2022, in protest of poor working conditions.
After unsuccessful attempts to persuade UTAG to call off its strike, the NLC took the union to court.
The court ordered the parties to reach an out-of-court settlement on two occasions, but the engagements were unsuccessful.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, the NLC’s legal team asked the court for an interlocutory injunction against UTAG’s conduct before the hearing of its substantive case, which seeks enforcement of the NLC’s direction to UTAG to end its strike.
Meanwhile, UTAG’s lawyer, Kwasi Keli-Delataa, opposed to the petition and urged the court to focus on the actual matter at hand.
However, in his judgement, His Lordship Rockson Aboadwe stated that if the strike continues, the parties’ negotiations will not generate the desired results, and thus issued the injunction.
The hearing has been rescheduled for February 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.
In an interview following the hearing, Ofosu Asamoah, the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, asked UTAG to return to the negotiating table to resolve its issues amicably.