The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has declared supports for Pre-tertiary teacher unions in education who announced a nationwide industrial action on Friday, 4th November, 2022.
According to the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG), they have been following with keen interest the impasse between the three Teachers Unions thus; GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
While supporting the Teacher Unions on the bold steps they have taken to sanitize the operations of the Ghana Education Service, CLOGSAG finds the twists and turns in the discussion quite unhealthy.
The Association explained that, similar appointments in the Civil Service and the Local Government Service are not conducive for industrial harmony.
A case in point is the appointment of Registrar at the Births and Deaths Registry, that has culminated in a court action that is still pending.
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) explained that, the 1992 Constitution provides under Article 195(1) that 195(1) “subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the power to appoint persons to hold or to act in an office in the public services shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the governing council of the service concerned given in consultation with the Public Services Commission”.
They believe that, the procedures for appointment of the Dr. Eric Nkansah as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) was out of place. The reasons for declaring supports for the Pre-tertiary Teacher Unions.