The National Labour Commission has urged Teacher Unions to call off the indefinite strike to pave way for a round table discussion.
The four major Teacher Unions GNAT, NAGRAT, TEWU amd CCT-GH have in a joint press conference held today, Monday, 4 July 2022, announced the declaration of strike with immediate effect.
In a letter, the National Labour Commission has reiterated that, the declaration of the strike according to the statement is due to what they describe as government’s failure to grant them a 20% Cost-of-Living-Allowance in the face of the current high level of inflation, increases in prices of goods and services, etc.
The Minister of Education, Ministry of Employment and Labour Commission, Ghana Education Service, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, Fair Wages and Salary Commission are hereby requested to engage the aggrieved Teacher Unions immediately upon receipt of this correspondence to negotiate settlement of their grievance (s) within seven (7) days and furnish the Commission with a Report upon completion.
With this intervention, we urge the Teacher Unions to rescind the decision and discontinue the strike action to pave way for the process of engagement to ensue.