The three major Teacher Unions in Ghana the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers and the Tertiary Educational Workers Union (TEWU) are up in arms against the government for not paying teachers’ Tier 2 pension.
According to the unions, even though the government deducts these contributions every month from the salaries of workers in the educational sector’s salaries, it is in arrears of over GH¢400 million as the last payment which was made in March 2022
This information was revealed by the General Secretary of TEWU, Mark Dankyira Korankye in an interview with Accra-based Citi News.
“We have written several letters to the regulator that they should ensure that the employer pays the contributions as soon as it’s deducted. Unfortunately, the regulator appears helpless, that is why we have to quickly issue this statement.
“If the regulator is failing to do its work, then as a first step, we are saying their allowances or fee due them must also not be paid. If they are not being paid their fee, then I think they will be compelled to tell government to pay the ordinary employee their due pensions.”
Part of articles curled from myjoyonline