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UTG staff to resume strike today

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The Staff Association of the University of The Gambia has announced the resumption of its strike action starting today, Wednesday.

A statement sent to all staff and shared with The Standard reads: “Sequel to our suspended sit-down strike on the 3 July and in the implementation of the decision made by congress on the 8 August, the UTGFSA Executive Committee wishes to announce that the association resumes its strike on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. It is essential to state that the Executive Committee had engaged relevant authorities and stakeholders, including The Office of The President prior to taking this decision, without any signs of resolving the matter.

Considering this, all UTG activities are to be put on hold, and no office, except the Department of Finance, Internal Audit, and Security, are permitted to work. This exception is made to avoid paralyzing the institution. Equally, we appeal to all the TAC volunteers, among other visiting lecturers, to stay home in solidarity with the UTG Staff.

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As Staff of The University of The Gambia, we resolved that the agreements signed on 3 July 2021 by all stakeholders present at the meeting shall be implemented to the letter.

Rest assured that we have your back and will not, without fear or favour, compromise the welfare and wellbeing of the staff and students”.

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