Pre-tertiary Teachers Call Off Strike

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-Gh) have brought to an end their industrial action.

It is in response to an injunction order secured against them by the National Labour Commission (NLC) on March 29, 2024.

At a press briefing on April 2, the three unions said teachers are to resume work immediately in accordance with the court order.

“We heard last Thursday that the NLC is going for an injunction but it was not until this week we have officially been served with the injunction. As law-abiding citizens and having respect for the court, we hereby declare the strike that was called on 20th March 2024, called off and ask all our members and teachers of pre-tertiary education in this country to resume work with immediate effect.”

Assuring their members of their commitment to defending their welfare, the unions said they would continue to engage the employer to arrive at a suitable agreement over their conditions of service.

“We continue to ask the employer, led by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, to commence negotiations this afternoon so we can expedite the negotiations and come to a conclusion to forestall any other happenings in the future.”

The teachers declared the strike on March 20 over their Collective Agreement.

“Specifically, we were asking for a Continuous Professional Development Allowance, Deprived Area Allowance, Commuting Allowance, Rent or Housing Allowance, Reaching/Assessment allowance among others.”


Source: /Hajara Fuseini

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