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.
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Justice Frank Abodwe Rockson struck out the suit as withdrawn after lawyers for the NLC informed the court that the NLC had decided to discontinue the case.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 its three-week strike per a memorandum of understanding between the government and UTAG.
Counsel for UTAG, Mr. Kwasi Keli-Delataa, said his client and the government met and agreed that the best way to resolve the impasse was not in the courtroom.
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.