Employees of the Ghana Library Authority, the Universities-TEWU, and the Ghana National Museum are not partaking in the ongoing strike by the Four Labour Unions.
Four teacher unions in Ghana's Basic and Secondary Schools began indefinite strike action on Monday in protest of the government's failure to pay their Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
In a joint press conference held on Monday, the labour unions voiced their opposition to what they believe to be unfair treatment by the government and called for a strike to express their displeasure by inciting their members nationwide to go on strike after the government missed their deadline of June 30.
According to information reaching me this evening, a section of The Teachers and Education workers' Union (TEWU OF TUC) members who are part of the Strike action with the other three pre-tertiary Education Unions are to return to work, indicating that not the entire TEWU membership is on strike.
Members of the National Museums, Ghana Library Authority, and TEWU members in universities are exempted from the strike; they urge all employees to report to work immediately, thus branches of the Ghana Library Authority and National Museum will open across the nation despite the pending Strike.
The Teachers and Educational Workers' Union is a trade union that represents unionized professional teachers as well as non-teaching personnel in both public and private educational and cultural institutions. institutions such as the National Museum, the Ghana Library Authority, and other workers in Ghana, particularly in the education sector, TEWU is one of the 18 affiliates of the Ghana Trade Union Congress.
The collapse of the Ghana Union of Teachers and the Union of Teachers and Cultural Services led to the formation of the TEWU in 1962.
'Its core mandate is to seek better service conditions, and its vision is to be the most active workers' organization founded on the principles of Truth, Enlightenment, Wisdom, and Unity.
It now has over 60,000 members.
Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana(CCT-GH) are the other Pre-Tertiary Unions that are part of the Strike.
Since the strike's declaration, the other union has asked all of its members to withdraw from service indefinitely until the government meets their demands and possibly pays the COLA.
The reasons why some TEWU members should return to work are unknown.
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