A meeting with the government and the striking teacher unions, Ghana Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT), and Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) has ended inconclusively for the second after walkout stage by the teacher unions to call off strike.
According to the Deputy Minister of Employment, Labour and Relations, Hon Bright Wireko Brobbey said, "we were expecting the teacher unions to call off the strike because the labour law does not permit engagements when one party is on strike or lockout. We are constrained by the law not to negotiate when one party is on strike so organised labour suggested that we adjourn the meeting and do more negotiations".
The leaders of the teachers unions stated that, they are not ready to call off the strike untill their 20% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) that they are demanding from the government is heeded to.
"They are asking us to call off the strike before negotiations begin, which means the government side is not ready to continue the negotiations unless teacher unions call off the strike. They have held all of us hostage. Since we are undesirable", they said.
They also said, what led to stage a walkout was that, "they are not ready to welcome us to this meeting, and we can not begrudge them and that's why walking out".
Content created and supplied by: PNAGHPAGE (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More