Teacher Unions in Education Service have proposed review of the 2020 Collective Agreement between the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Teaching Staff within the GES.
Pursuance to Section 4.1 of the 2020 Collective Agreement between the GES and the Teaching Staff within the GES, which provides that the duration of this agreement shall be three (3) years and subsequent to Section 41.1 which enjoins the parties to review the Collective Agreement every three (3) years.
In view of the above, the three main Teacher Unions; GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH have served a notice of their intention to the Director-General of GES to seek review of the 2020 Collective Agreement.
According to Section 1 of the Collective Agreement, “a join negotiaing committee made up of the teacher unions in the Ghana Education Service on the one hand and the Ghana Education Service on the other hand shall negotiate and agree on the terms and conditions of service, the scheme of service and the code of professional conduct for the teaching personnel of the Ghana Education Service in accordance with Section 99 and 102 of the labour Act, 2003 (act 651).
Section 2 of the Collective Agreement on purpose of intentions states that;
1. The purpose of this agreement is to set forth the conditions of service relating to salaries, wages, hours of work and other conditions and rules of employment.
2. Both parties do recognize and agree to promote the growth and development of co-operation, trust, respect and fairness and endeavour to uphold these virtues in their policies and standards of management.
3. The parties believe that these attiudes can be encouraged best when it is made clear that employer and unions who were involved in the negotiation of this agreement were not anti-union or anti-management, but were sincerely concerned with the best interest and well-being of the Ghana Education Service and all teaching employees as well as promoting the growth of a stable union.