Four main teacher Unions in the country have called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) Occupational Pension to halt the payment of fees to NPRA.
According to the Teacher Unions, the GESOPS tier-two is in arrears of 8 months as the monies are deducted from the pay of workers and are not paid to the Ghana Education Service (GES) Occupational Pension.
The union have therefore called on the GESOPS to stop paying fees to the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) as they have failed to ensure that Government pays tier-two deductions to GESOPS promptly.
A portion of the statement from the Teacher Unions states;
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“We the Unions in Pre-Tertiary Education, wish to state emphatically that if by the end of February 2023, all the arrears (GESOPS Tier-two deductions) are not paid, we have no other option than as the first line of action, take the necessary steps to ensure that the Regulator’s (National Pensions Regulatory Authority. NPRA) fees are not paid eltective March, 2023.
As of today March 1, 2023, the GESOPS tier-two is in arrears of 8 months.
In light of the above, we write as the plan sponsors of GESOPS and advise the Board of Trustees of GESOPS to halt or withhold the NPRA fees effcctive March 2023 until all the arrears arc paid in full.“
This statement was signed by the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, Coalition of Concerned Teachers, CCT, The Graduate Association of Teachers, NAGRAT and Tertiary Education Workers Union.