CoE Non-Teaching Staff (CENTSAG) Suspends Its Indefinite Strike; Sets Another Date If Engagements Fail [Read More Detail]
The Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) has suspended its industrial strike to find solution to abnormalities in its service to the 46 Public Colleges of Education.
On April 4, 2022, the Association through a statement declared a strike action to stay off work till certain Conditions of Service are addressed appropriately by the concerned stakeholders.
The strike which started on April 11, 2022, lasted for only three days after the Association met with National Labour Commission (NLC) on April 13, 2022 for a redress of the issue which led to the strike action by CENTSAG.
The Association stated the following as the reasons for calling off the planned indefinite strike;
“In accordance with the proceedings that ensued at the NLC as above referred, the decision reached and the directive issued by the NLC requires CENTSAG to call off the strike and meet Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) and order interested parties to achieve the expected resolutions to matters that effected the strike. Accordingly, CENTAG is to return to NLC on April 20, 2022 to report the outcome of our engagement with GTEC.”
The group stated that, “In the import of the foregoing, we communicate the decision of National Council of CENTSAG to suspend our indefinite strike for a period of one week, ending on April 20, 2022,” after meeting GTEC and other parties.
According to the Association, its employer and other stakeholders should be aware of the resumption of the strike on April 20, 2022, if the situation remained unresolved, with no other service of notice before the action takes effect.
The Association reiterated, “that given the exigency under which we are suspending this strike, Management of the Colleges of Education should expect spontaneous response by the members of CENTSAG to resume duty.”
“However, it is possible that this communication will not reach all our members on time. Hence, we expect Management to be circumspect with punctuality of our members resuming duties”, the leadership of CENTSAG added.