The National Labour Commission has been equipped with an injunction from the Accra High Court in the Greater Accra region to compel Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions to call off their strike and return to their duty posts, the classroom.
The Pre-tertiary Teacher Unions in Ghana (GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH) embarked on a nationwide strike action beginning 4th November, 2022 in view of procedural flaws in appointing the new Director-General of the Ghana Education Service Dr. Eric Nkansah and contract extension for the Deputy Director-General of GES Mr. Anthony Boateng among others.
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Negotiations and mediations to get the striking teachers back to post started on Friday, 4th November and w as rescheduled to Monday, 7th November, 2022 through to Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 after unfruitful settlement meetings.
Having assessed the weight of the issues at hand, the National Labour Commission gave a notice to the Union Heads to get their members back to work but the directive wasn’t responded to by the aggrieved teacher unions.
Subsequently, NLC has secured a legal backing to enforce their position as mediators of the issue at hand.
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The Commission explains their act of compelling the teachers to go back to work as a way of resolving issues calmly whilst protecting the welfare and interest of Ghanaian students.
The Court hereby ordered the Teacher Unions, its executives, officers, members, agents, servants, employees or other persons to comply with the directive of the National Labour Commission dated 9th November, 2022 pending the final determination of the suit.
According to the Court, the motion is granted for ten days after which it may be repeated on notice.