Three Teacher Unions — the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have Declare Nationwide Strike over Salary Arrears
The nationwide industrial movement is predicted to take effect from Monday, December nine, 2019.
According to them, assessments have found out that their arrears were confirmed and authorized for payment via the Controller and Accountant General’s inner audit unit however the monies have now not been released yet.
They claimed that the Ghana Education Service blamed the postpone in freeing the monies on discrepancies inside the validated facts.
“We are not prepared to see our teachers suffer as a result of somebody’s negligence. Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears and the status quo remains. We cannot continue to tolerate this. Indeed, for how long shall they ignore our members. The teachers – the purveyors of education, don’t expect us to continue to look on. We can’t stand this. In light of this development, the Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers, Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana, do hereby today [Thursday] declare a strike by our members effective Monday 9th December 2019.”
This isn’t always the first time this year that the trainer unions have launched into such commercial action to press home their needs.
The agencies had also bemoaned the incapability of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Public Services Commission to facilitate their promotions.
According to NAGRAT for instance, the failure of the Public Service Commission to amend their information has caused delays in promotional interviews.
For CCT, they have been demanding that the GES promote teachers who’re due for promoting and improve salaries of teachers who’re due for the same.
It additionally called for the reinstatement of their participants who were sent away for minor offenses and others who’re first-time offenders.