Three Teacher Unions in Central Region threaten strike, give govt one-week ultimatum

Three Teacher Unions in Central Region threaten strike, give govt one-week ultimatum

Three teacher unions in the Central Region – the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) – have threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met within one week.

This ultimatum was given at a press conference held at the Cape Coast GNAT Regional office, in solidarity with their colleagues in the Volta Region who recently demonstrated and petitioned the government over the teacher’s collective agreement.

The leadership of the three unions emphasized the crucial role teachers play in achieving Ghana’s education objectives, shaping the learning process, and ensuring the success of the education system.

However, they lamented that since the negotiation of their collective agreement in 2009 and 2020, the government has failed to implement the agreed-upon allowances.

Mr. Abdullah Baba Yesif, the Central Regional GNAT Secretary, expressed frustration that teachers who successfully completed GED-approved programs as far back as 2019 are still struggling to upgrade.

He highlighted the escalating tensions within the labor sector and urged the government to take prompt action to address their concerns and avert any disruptions.

The unions are calling on their employer to honor its commitment by addressing their concerns over the enumerated allowances.”

By: Isaac Dadzie | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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