Following the withdrawal of services by both teaching and non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education service, the National Labour Commission has directed that engagement and negotiations with striking teachers commence with immediate effect.
According to the press release from the National Labour Commission, a joint press release from the four teacher unions yesterday noted that government has failed to listen to their demand and therefore they have resorted to an indefinite strike action to register their concerns.
The National Labour Commission has directed various stakeholders from the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, and other government agencies to meet and provide a way forward within the next seven days.
It is with the bud of hope that the various institutions will reach a conclusion that will see the striking teachers back to school as early as possible. This is because the long the term effects to the ordinary Ghanaian child.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education service has directed all regional and district director to ensure that the students are safe in the various schools. They have also asked all basic school heads to keep the schools open.
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