July 15, 2022

Teacher Unions Call Off Strike

The four teacher unions who declared an industrial action on July 4 have called it off following the government and Organised Labour’s agreement on the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

The announcement came from the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah on behalf of all the unions, after the consensus with the government.

“This evening the negotiation between the government side and Organised Labour has been concluded. So for and on behalf, of all the teacher unions in pre-tertiary education including the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the National Association of Graduate Teachers, Teacher and Educational Workers Union, Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana, we hereby direct all our members and wish to inform them that effective July 14 today, 2022, in the year of our Lord, we have called off the strike.”

The four teacher unions including GNAT, NAGRAT, TEWU, and CCT-Gh declared an industrial action demanding 20% of their basic salaries as an allowance from the government to cushion their members in the wave of the high cost of living.

Subsequently, the government agreed with Organised Labour to pay 15% as Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) effective July 1, 2022.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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