CETAG announces strike action over government’s unfulfilled promise

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Teachers Strike

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has announced date for its intended strike action over unfulfilled promise by government.

According to the leadership of the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), they will embark on a nationwide industrial action from 6th January, 2022 in all Colleges.

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In a certified statement intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh confirmed the readiness of CETAG to withdraw its services across the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education (CoE) in Ghana.

The leadership of the Association explained that, the industrial action is on basis of unpaid arrears promised by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Government.

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The Association further added that, they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Ghana on 24th September, 2021, to address all concerns of CETAG members.

This, according to the Association came after reaching an agreement through negotiation on 2017 to 2020 Conditions of Service (CoS) for members.

They expressed worry and disappointment over government’s action not to pay the outstanding allowances to members. “It unfortunate, the months of October and November 2021 ended without any payments being made to members of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), a situation that has made them frustrated.”

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“CETAG members are anxiously and patiently waiting for full payments of the agreed allowances (January 2021 to December 2021) at the end of December 2021 without which the Association shall activate its intended strike action,”

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The leadership of the Association has therefore, serve notice that CETAG members across all the Forty-six (46) Accredited Public Colleges of Education have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike effective 6th January, 2022, if the said payments are not made in full at the end of December 2021.

CETAG Strike action letter
CETAG Strike action letter

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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