The major three instructors unions on media briefing made it recognize to its participants and most people that the Ghana Education service occupational pension scheme (GESOPS) has been in debt which the threatened controller and accountant fashionable department to do the right factor by paying them their money else CAGD must have themselves to be blamed.
Below are the outlined motives why the trainer union will now be capable of restrain their members from Friday, twenty sixth 2021.
1.Ghana Education provider occupational pension scheme changed into set up and described as a pension scheme is work-primarily based underneath the national pension scheme Act 2008, Act 766 with amendment Act 833.
2.It was established below true with which provides the advantages in shape of a lump amount of cash to the pre-tertiary teachers and educational workers on termination of carrier, demise, or retirement or in respect of the man or woman underneath phase 95(a) of the Act.
3.Section 63(five) of the Act states ( where business enterprise deduct contributions earnings of a worker (like that of Ghana Education service occupational pension scheme), our insertion the contribution shall behold via the enterprise in trust until remitted to the trustee of the occupational pension scheme)
4.Section sixty four(1)of the Act prices that if contributions are not paid inside a particular length, “a sum identical to a few in step with centum of the month of contributions payable will be brought to the contribution payable as a penalty.”
five.Section ninety six(2) of the Act states that the contribution shall be remitted by way of the company within fourteen days from the cease of each month.
6.Checks with the aid of teacher unions ( GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT-GH ) reveals that for the past four months the infringe blessings for teachers had been denied because the controller and accountant standard branch (CAGD) has now not remitted the money due them.
7.Teacher unions wrote to the Hon.Ag Minister of finance and a duplicate to the Hon. Ag. Minister of education, the chief director ministry of training, the controller and accountant fashionable, and the director-preferred of Ghana education service and sounding a caution that if deduct monies were now not paid to Ghana training service occupational pension scheme account by way of close of Monday.
8.As of Tuesday 16th February 2021, no longer simplest has CAGD ignore the issues of instructors but additionally dealt with them with contempt and the deducted have nonetheless now not hit the bills.
Hence the choice of trainer unions to threaten the industrial action by using Friday twenty sixth, 2021 if the cash isn't always in.
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