The Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) says it is set to take industrial action as part of its rights to compel the government to address issues concerning its members’ conditions of service.
The union announced it will lay down its tools tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, despite the reopening of schools tomorrow.
Reports indicate that the group is embarking on a strike to demand the payment of the professional development allowance to its members.
At a news conference today, the teacher union noted it has exploited available means to get the government to address its concern, however, those efforts have proven futile.
“We went to the Ministry of Education, we have written and given all the justifications that are required. The Minister said we should liaise with the Ghana Education Service management; we have engaged them. In fact, in the wisdom of the management of GES, they said let us put together a technical committee to look at the issues and give appropriate recommendations.
“This was supposed to have been completed in September last year. We are in January 2022, the committee has not even met let alone to make recommendations for its consideration so we feel that this feet dragging is on purpose, maybe to deny our members of this right and that this why we think that we must push and move to the next step where that one will compel management to sit and conclude any discussion with us on this matter”, General Secretary of TEWU, Mark Denkyira Korankye indicated.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini