CETAG declares strike over unpaid allowances

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has embarked on an indefinite strike due to the non-payment of outstanding arrears of allowances owed to its members.

In a statement available to Metro TV, CETAG said the research allowances of its members are in arrears, despite a directive by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to the government to honour the payments.

The association accused the government of violating the Compulsory Arbitration Award issued on May 2, 2023, and the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, which makes it obligatory for state institutions to respect the rule of law.

CETAG also alleged that the salary of its national president has been frozen since August 2023, and some members have not been paid without justifiable cause.

The association has vowed to continue the strike until its concerns are addressed, urging the NLC, Ministry of Education, and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to uphold the Constitution and Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).

“The union wishes to affirm our decision to proceed on strike by notifying our Employer that we will not call off our strike action until all the outstanding Compulsory Arbitration Awards and related concerns raised in this notice are settled through payments to our members,” the statement noted.


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