The Coalition of Concern Teachers, Ghana (CCT Ghana) has indicated that, if their call for a Cost of Living Allowance is not adhere to by June 30, 2022, they will lay down their tools.
In a press release, dated June 9, 2022 and signed Adokwei Ayikwei-Awulley (Communication Director), the deafening silence on the part of government on this matter is too loud to be desired.
CCT Ghana had earlier, in November 2021 written to the Minister, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations to support public sector workers with a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).
The unions in education (GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT Ghana) on February 24, 2022 wrote to the Minister, Ministry Of Employment and Labour Relations on the same subject.
The Unions were demanding for a 20% increase as Cost of Living Allowance for public sector workers, taking into consideration the inflation rate and hike in cost of living.
On May 1, 2022 (May Day), the secretary general of TUC also reiterated the need for the COLA.
The FORUM of Public Sector Workers, in a dated dated May 20, 2022 further wrote to the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations on the essence of introducing a Cost of Living Allowance.
However, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations is said not to have responded to or acknowledge any of the said letters.