Teacher Unions in Education Service on the one hand and the Ghana Education Service on the other hand have signed Collective Agreement in August 2020 to improve on terms and conditions of service for GES Staff.
The Collective Agreement under Section 19 – Leave Entitlement has captured duration of Annual Leave for Ghana Education Service Staff according to status and rank.
According to the Collective Agreement, an employee of the service assigned teaching duties in an educational institution shall be grated annual leave during holidays.
The agreement said,
i. Employee shall not proceed on leave before he has completed his term’s work.
ii. Employees other than those referred to (i) under leave entitlement shall be granted annual leave at the appropriate rates within the year.
iii. All other types of leave with or without pay shall receive the prior approval of management.
iv. Employees shall enjoy a number of days as annual vacation leave in accordance with their status and rank.
Duration of annual leave shall be as follows:
|DURATION OF ANNUAL LEAVE FOR GES STAFF|
|S/N||STATUS/RANK||DURATION OF LEAVE|
|1||Teacher to Principal Superintendent||21 working days|
|2||Assistant Director II to Deputy Director||30 working days|
|3||Director II to Deputy Director-General||35 working days|
|4||Director-General||40 working days|
Recall From Leave
1. An employee may be recalled from leave by the service to perform certain functions/duties as the exigencies of the service may demand and shall not forfeit the remainder of his leave.
2. If an employee’s annual leave is interrupted at the request of the service, he/she will be paid for transportation and travel expenses to enable him/her continue with his/her leave.