The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has issued a statement at the end of an emergency meeting between government and organized labour over declaration of Teacher Unions indefinite strike.
According to the statement, the Government, represented by the Ministers for Employment and Labour Relations, Finance, Education and National Security on one hand; and Organised Labour on the other, held an Emergency Meting on Friday 8th July 2022, at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations Conference Room on the afore-mentioned subject matter.
The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations in a statement signed by Hon. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Minister for Employment and Labour Relations who doubled as the Chairman for the meeting said, the parties have agreed on the following resolution.
The Parties wish to state that:
1. Government has taken note of the demand by Organised Labour for 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in the light of the current economic conditions prevailing in the country.
2. Government is committed to engaging Organised Labour to find a lasting solution to same.
3. Government has appealed to the Teacher Unions to call off their ongoing industrial action.
The Minister said, in the light of the foregoing, the parties have resolved to reconvene on Tuesday 12th July, 2022 at 2pm, to begin negotiations on the demand by Organised Labour.