National Executives of Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT) The Ghana Education Service has directed the Controller and Accountant Generals Department to Deduct an amount of Ghc509 from the Allowance of teachers payed in Every November and not their salaries. The development has triggered several concerns with basic school teachers complaining that they haven't received the laptops yet but had their monies deducted.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Mr. Akwasi Kwarteng has stated that it is a normal thing for employees to have qualms with employers as far as salaries, allowances, working conditions, and remunerations are concerned. But for him, the most important thing is how best the issues are addressed to ensure such issues do not have a dire effect on the overall output and the general wellbeing of the business or company.
Teachers in Ghana are on strike due to the government's inability to pay them what they call cost of living allowance (COLA). These include National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (GNAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and Tertiary and Education Workers Union (TEWU).
Mr Angel Carbornu, the president of the National Graduate Teachers Association (NAGRAT) says they hope the negotiations today, Wednesday July 6 will not end in speaking that it is in the pipeline. To him, the association did not just get up and decided to go on strike but started making this call far back as February this year.
Striking instructor unions have communicated their failure as the result of the partner commitment they had with the Services of Business and Schooling, the Ghana Training Administration, Fair Wages and Compensations Commission. Correspondence Chief for Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-Gh) Adokwei Ayikwi-Awulley told Alfred Ocansey on 3FM Dawn, Thursday 7 June 2022 that generally that the public authority's group told the striking instructor unions during their commitment last Wednesday that the interest by the teachers was genuine and mentioned for a time yet couldn't indicate when.
Due to the COVID-19, the educational calendar came to a standstill for nearly a year and hence teachers due for promotion also shared the same fate. After resuming the academic calendar, teachers who qualify for promotion are still delayed due to greater workload of documents at GES Headquarters.
Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Mr. Ernest Akosa has stated that last week’s engagements with the four teacher unions namely Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-G) and Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) ended inconclusively.
All teacher unions at the pre-tertiary levels have declared an indefinite nationwide strike effective Monday. This was communicated to the public at a joint press conference held in Accra on Monday. The unions comprised Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) and Tertiary and Education Workers Union (TEWU).
The President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Rev. Isaac Owusu has disclosed that they engaged with the Government early this year through the Employment and Labour Relations Ministry but they did not get any positive results concerning their Cost-of-Living Allowance. On Monday, July 4, 2022, teachers and non-teaching staff in the public pre-tertiary schools in a press conference in Accra declared an immediate industrial strike due to the Government’s failure to fulfill the payment of their 20% Cost -of -Living- Allowance.
Pre-tertiary educators' associations in Ghana proclaimed a modern strike Monday the nation over to request the installment of the typical cost for most everyday items stipend. The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers, the Teachers and Educational Workers Union, and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers request a 20 percent living stipend to balance the increasing cost for many everyday items.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has vowed to resolve generally outstanding issues encompassing the 'One Teacher One Laptop' initiative. Some teacher unions and stakeholders in the country's education area have raised worries about the initiative, which will give laptops to teachers in Ghana on an cost sharing premise.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), have lamented over the delay of salaries for the month of February. They further stated that any delay in the payment of their salaries of its members will burden their financial responsibilities.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has invited heads of teacher unions over concerns raised about the introduction of the semester system for pre-tertiary students. Following the transformation from a trimester academic calendar to a semester, GNAT together with other teacher unions decried the policy on the basis that it will mean an increase in contact hours in schools.
Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG) has joined the four major teacher unions, Ghana National Association Of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-G), and Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) in fighting for the 20% Cost of Living Allowance from the government.
Some concerns group of teachers have petitioned the government of Ghana under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo to make provision for special allowances for all teachers. This special allowance is called 'cost of living allowance'. Looking at the hardship and financial constraints of teachers, this cost of living allowance will help them have some level of ease when it comes to their daily living.
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.
The teacher unions strike as a result of government's inability to pay 20% conditions of service allowance *cola* has been called off after the government agreed to pay 15% to them. It all began when the teacher unions in Ghana: Coalition of Concerned Teachers CCT, NAGRAT, GNAT and TEWU on the 4th of July 2022 declared a nationwide strike over Conditions Of Service Allowance which they have been demanding since November last year.
The Striking instructor unions have set up a task force go around the numerous faculties to ensure that contributors of the unions do not sneak into the school rooms to train college students. As properly, the mission pressure would make certain that individuals who violate the strike action are duly sanctioned.
Teachers Educational Workers’ Union Have Asked Members To Withdraw Their Services From Monday July 4
Teachers & Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) have asked their members to withdraw their services beginning today, Monday July 4. Teachers do not only guide students in academics or extracurricular activities, but teachers are also responsible for shaping a child's future, making him or her a better human being.
A total of 62,000 laptops have been supplied to the Senior High School Teachers, According to Ghana Education Service. This week was all about 1 teacher, 1 laptop distribution and it's the confusion surrounding the cost, mode of procurement, qualify of the brand and amount deducted from the teachers professional development allowances.