CETAG Restores Teaching Services Following NLC Directive

Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG)
Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG)

The College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has decided to restore teaching and related services following a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC).

This decision comes after weeks of nationwide strikes that had disrupted educational activities in the country.

On August 30, 2023, CETAG appeared before the National Labour Commission to address the ongoing dispute regarding the implementation of Compulsory Arbitral Awards issued on May 2, 2023.

The NLC’s ruling mandated the restoration of withdrawn teaching and related services while the employer, in this case, the government, followed the timelines stipulated in the awards.

Following the NLC’s directive, CETAG’s National Executive Committee (NEC) convened to deliberate on the matter.

After careful consideration, the NEC decided to conduct polls in all local branches to allow members to decide whether to call off the strike, as directed by the NLC.

The voting process, which began on August 30, concluded on Monday, September 4, 2023, at 12 noon.

In a virtual NEC meeting held via Telegram on the same day, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., the results of the voting from all forty-six colleges were reported by the Zonal Chairmen and collated.

The results of the polls showed that 32 colleges voted in favor of calling off or suspending the strike, while 14 colleges voted for the continuation of the strike.

The majority of colleges have thus spoken in favor of suspending the strike.

As a result of this decision, the withdrawal of teaching and related services has been restored with immediate effect.

However, CETAG’s NEC has appealed to all its members to resume work by Thursday, September 7, 2023. This timeline allows members time to travel from their various locations to the college campuses.

The leadership of CETAG also emphasized their commitment to ensuring that the government complies with all outstanding Compulsory Arbitral Awards, including the payment of suspended August 2023 salaries and allowances.

They have set a deadline for the government to meet these obligations, which is not later than October 30, 2023.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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