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Are You Ready To Give The Teachers Their 20% COLA? – Check Out Deputy Employment Minister’s Reply

Today, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 the government held their third meeting with 4 pre-tertiary unions. The unions last week embarked on a strike action that has affected millions of students. This strike has forced other labor unions to also make claims for allowances for their cost of living. Senior Staff of 15 universities also embarked on a strike action today with other unions plotting strike actions.

Yesterday in a meeting between government and organized labor, NAGRAT and GNAT walked out because they claim the government wanted them to end their strike before negotiating with them. In today’s meeting, Angel Carbonu, the president of NAGRAT maintained that nothing new occurred. He noted that no offer was presented to them.

Bright Wereko-Brobbey the Deputy Employment Minister also spoke to the press after the meeting with the teacher unions. A TV3 journalist asked him if they are ready to pay 10%, 15% or 20%. “Its negotiations. I don’t hold the purse. Let’s see what happens,” Wereko-Brobbey said. He explained that other unions are watching so they are treading cautiously.

Tomorrow the teacher unions will engage government again to find an end to this impasse. The teachers claim they will not end the strike until they receive an offer from government while government say the unions should call off their strike before they can negotiate with them. The meeting tomorrow comes off at 11am.

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Angel Carbonu Bright Wereko-Brobbey GNAT NAGRAT


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