The College of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) has declared a nationwide strike effective Tuesday, 11th April, 2022.
In a letter signed by National Secretary, Samuel Opoku and the National President, Frederick Forkuo Yeboah on 4th April, 2022 the indefinite strike will affect all the Forty-six (46) Public Colleges of Education.
According to the Association, their issues for the action are grounded on the following:
1. Wrong placement of First Degree Holders
2. Non-payment of migration arrears
3. Exclusion of payment of Generic Allowances
4. Partial payment of Office Holding Allowances
5. Non-payment of Interim Market Premium Arrears
The leadership of College of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) explained that, the decision to embark on strike has been necessitated by the continuous disregard for the above issues affecting the welfare of our members.
It will be recalled that a notice to embark on strike was served in January 2022 but could not be carried through due to the intervention of the National Labour Commission (NLC).
It is unfortunate that since January 2022, no commitment has been demonstrated to find solutions to the issues raised except for the partial payment of office holding allowances.
The date given by the NLC for the government team to address the concerns raised had clasped but no tangible solution had been processed.
“In the circumstances, we have no option than to embarked on industrial action to press home our demands for equitable and better conditions of service.”
“We are by this release informing all our members with the exception of the security class to stay away from College until otherwise instructed.”