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Teacher Unions meeting with government ended inconclusively for the second time

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".

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