Labour unrest: Court slaps UTAG with GHc3000 cost over court rules

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The Labour Court in Accra presided over by Justice Frank Rockson Aboadwe has awarded a cost of GHc3000 against the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG).

This was after lawyers of UTAG failed to comply with Section 20(14) of the rules that govern their application before the court.

The UTAG has since August 2 been on strike and efforts made by NLC to have them called off their strike have proven futile including a court interlocutory injunction.

In court on Monday, August 16, the lawyer for UTAG Keli Delataa while on his feet to move the application for the court to set aside its earlier order as per an exparte application, counsel for the National Labour Commission (NLC) objected to the move.

It was the case of NLC that, the exhibit, counsel for UTAG was relying on to move his application has not been certified as per order 20 (14).

According to the NLC, that section is instructive in nature and therefore the application was not properly before the court.

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