The Teacher Unions in Education are demanding for the cost of living allowances for teachers and educational workers.
In the face of the raging economic problems in the country, the four major Teacher Unions thus; National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) and TEWU have called for the cost of living allowances for its members.
According to the Unions, in recent times, Ghanaians have been experiencing incessant fuel increases, normally without advance notice, electricity is having its equal share of astronomical increases, while prices of foodstuffs and other consumables keep sky-rocketing, all to the detriment of a helpless and hapless citizenry.
The letter signed by Thomas Tanko Musah – GNAT Secretary, Eric Agbe-Carbonu – NAGRAT President, Mark Dankyira Korankye – General Secretary of Tewu and King Ali Awudu – President of CCT-GH to Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations explained that, they recognize the economic challenges facing their members (teachers), like all other public sector workers.
According to the Unions, despite the fact that their take home pay does not really take them home, they continue to give of their best to Ghanaian children, and the l salute the teachers for that.
The Unions go further, hereby to demand that Government institutes a Cost of Living Allowance COLA for them, to supplement their salaries, to pull them out of the economic woods in which they find themselves, currently.
They hope government and all who matter, would listen to their calls, for the good of us all.