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Teacher Unions at Loggerheads with Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations

Teacher Unions at Loggerheads with Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations on New Salary base pay

Teacher Unions, Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT), Coalition of Concern Teachers(CCT) have been on negotiations with government on New salary base pay for teachers since December, 2020. 

The Joint Negotiation Committee(JNC), Teacher Unions, Representatives from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.

Teacher Unions proposed twenty to twenty-five percent salary increment whiles the government insists on 12.5 percent salary increment. Since December there have been series of meetings between the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Joint Negotiations Committee(JNC), Representatives from the ministry of finance and Labour Unions.

Teacher Unions have made it clear to the government, they will not accept anything less than twenty percent increment.


It appeared in the news by a self acclaimed Technical adviser to the ministry of finance purported to have said, there will not be salary increment for a period of three years due to the financial burdens as a result of COVID-19. 

This statement has triggered the Coalition of Concern Teachers(CCT) to released a press statement to express their dissatisfactions on the issue. The person who claimed to be a technical adviser to the ministry of finance which is representing the government in the negotiations coming out to make such statement.

Coalition of Concern Teachers(CCT) has called on the ministry of finance to disassociate themselves from such pronouncements and render unqualified apology to well meaning Ghanaians for such pronouncements.

Teachers believe the comment from the self acclaimed Technical adviser to the ministry of finance will affect the negotiations ongoing and Labour Unions are likely to be given unfair treatment on the part of the government.

Other Labour Unions have also expressed their disappointment on the said statement from the Technical adviser to the Ministry of finance. They have indicated that, they are following the development.

Labour Unions have prompted the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations that, they may not be able to control their members when they engaged in strike actions.

Government has introduced number of taxes in the country and prices of goods have increased and public sector workers salary remains unchanged.


By Nedved 

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