NLC orders striking teacher unions to return to the classroom

NLC orders striking teacher unions to return to the classroom

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has ordered the three striking unions to, with immediate effect, call off their strike action and resume work.

The directive was given after a meeting with the three striking teacher unions on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

The Commission says the aggrieved teachers can continue the negotiations with the government after returning to the classroom.

This follows a complaint filed at the NLC against the Unions by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

The three unions – the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the National Association of Graduate Teachers, and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana are protesting over the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.

According to the Unions, Dr. Nkansah was a banker and not a professional teacher; hence he cannot assume such a position.

Engaging the media after the meeting, the Deputy Employment Minister, Dr. Bright Wereko Brobby, said the Unions did not go through the proper channels before declaring the strike and have been ordered to resume work and properly engage the government for a resolution to their demands.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Ghana

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