NLC, pre-tertiary teacher unions negotiate to end strike

The pre-tertiary teacher unions; Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-GH) met with the National Labour Commission (NLC) Wednesday, November 16, 2022, to continue their ongoing negotiation about their condition of service.

The Executive Secretary for NLC, Mr Ofosu Asamoah said, after the parties appeared before the commission, they asked for a week extension to settle their differences.

“Today appearing before the commission, they told the commission they have had one engagement after they were ordered to get back to the classroom by the court. At the moment none of them has changed their decision and they need one more week to arrive at a settlement.” Mr Asamoah said.

He added that when the two parties fail to settle their differences, they leave the commission no option but to step into the matter and do their own investigation and settle everything.

According to the Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko Brobbey, the meeting with the teachers was productive but they were not able to make any finalizations. The Deputy Minister added that they will meet and do so and return to the commission next week.

“Last week, the National Labour Commission asked that the teachers end the strike. We couldn’t finalize everything yesterday when we met the teachers so both the teachers and the government have asked the National Labour Commission to give us one week to complete everything.” Mr Asamoah added.

By: Ernestina Oforiwaa Mensah||Accra

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