Don’t Go To Classrooms – Teacher Unions Tell Members As They Declare Strike [Watch Video]
Four teacher unions of Ghana, have on Monday, 4th March, 2022 declared a nationwide strike, which involves all workers in the teaching fraternity.
In a meeting held by the leadership of the unions, GNAT, NAGRAT, CCT and TEWU, it has been concluded that, teachers go on indefinite strike to register their displeasure on non payment of COLA.
“We are very much appalled at the inept attitude of the government relative to our call for COLA. We have severally on different platforms and times made this call which fell on deaf ears of government.”
“We wish to unambiguously express our grave concern of the excruciating pain of poverty that has been bestowed on the Ghanaian teacher and Education Workers and leaves us with an inauspicious state of affairs. The members of the Unions in education can no longer bear the hardship. Even more so, we reject the inequality of salaries in the public service of this country.”
The group has taken this action due to government’s failure to meet the deadline, 30th June, 2022 given it to pay the respective COLA due members of the Unions.
“We have been compelled under the current circumstances to publicly communicate to Ghanaians on our intention to go on strike having gone passed the June 30, 2022 deadline we gave government for the payment of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). Consequently, we have decided to embark on the Strike Action, effective today, Monday, 4th July, 2022.”
“By this, we are informing the general public that, we are withdrawing all our services in all the Pre-tertiary educational space. (Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff)”.
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