GES directed to ensure payment of allowances to teachers in deprived communities

Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
Director-General of GES Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

The three main Teacher Unions; GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH have directed Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure payment of allowances to teachers in deprived communities.

The Teacher Unions, in a statement addressing the grievance arising out of payment of Allowance to Teachers in Deprived Communities have given a timeline to GES for the payment of the allowances as agreed on and captured in the Collective Agreement signed by Teacher Unions in Education Service and GES on behalf of Government.

According to the Unions, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has since 2009 sinned against the provision of the 2009 Collective Agreement between the GES and the Teacher Unions in the Education Service, which enjions the GES in Section 18.3 to pay allowances based on percentage of monthly gross salary to teachers posted to areas designated as deprived.

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GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH explained that, the Collective Agreement was renewed in August 2020, with a promise that the issue would be resolved.

Unfortunately, two years now, it has not been done. This, the Leaders of the Unions believe that, it’s a breach of agreement by the employer and must be addressed immediately.

The Unions, having considered many factors, have once again, reminded the Director-General of GES to ensure that the Committee’s work is completed and Payment of the Allowance to Teachers in Deprived Communities effected before the end of 31st December 2022.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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