TEWU strike action in full force in Upper East

Academic activities at some senior high schools in the Upper East Region suffered from the first-day strike by the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU).

As a result of the strike, matrons refused to cook for students who reported to school to begin the second semester.

Administrators at the Zamse Senior High Technical School, Bolgatanga Senior High School, and the Regional Education Directorate, among others were not at the post when Metro News stopped by to ascertain the impact of the TEWU strike.

The Industrial Relations Officer in the region, Matthew Abeaba reiterated concerns raised by his colleagues nationwide in regard to the government’s refusal to pay their professional development allowances.

“For two years now, they [the government] have not paid teaching staff the peanut GHS600 that they were supposed to take. They say, we [teachers], have taken whereas, we have not taken. So, that is what we are calling for, and we want that money, not even a pesewa left out,” Mr. Abeaba lamented.

Some students shared how the strike has affected them so far.

The students speaking to Metro TV expressed their displeasure at the development while calling on the government to attend to the needs of the striking teachers.

Metro TV reached out to the matrons for comments.

Meanwhile, the Teachers and Educational Workers Union has since called off the strike following some crunch meetings.

 By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

 

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