Teacher unions all over the country, except the UTAG, have embarked on a nationwide strive. Their reason for the strike is the failure of GES and the government to grant them a 20% cost of living allowance (COLA). Teachers like all other workers in the country especially white-collar workers have been affected by the astronomical increase in the cost of living over the last few months.
When we talk of the cost of living, we are talking about how much to spend to enjoy access to goods and services e.g., transport, food, electricity, water fuel. You can all admit that prices of goods and services especially transport has increased rapidly over the past several months. A cup of sugar used to sell for less than 2.50 in January and February but now sells for 5.00 and beyond. As a result of this teachers complained that their meager salary was stretched too thin and needed government to grant them a 20% cost of living allowance.
The failure of the Akuffo Addo government to grant this request has seen teachers pack their bags and tools. The Akuffo Addo government has in the past claimed that the result of the hardship in the economy is the impact of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. GES and the government have also directed the heads of schools, both basic and senior high schools to continue to ensure the well-being of their students as schools are still in session. They have also urged teachers to return to the classroom as they negotiate with them. Parents are also being urged to remain patient as they resolve the situation. Below is a press release from the GES.
What do you think of the government’s decision to keep schools open while teachers are on strike? What do you think of the requests of teachers? What do you think will happen between the government and the teacher unions? I look forward to hearing your opinions on all these questions. Please share and like the post to reach all teachers, parents, and, especially students.
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