NEWS IN: CETAG Declares Indefinite Strike
News in is that the College of Education Teachers’ Association of Ghana (CETAG) declares strike for all its membership.
A release available to myafroghana.com has it that the leadership of the CETAG has declared a strike action to lay off from work till further notice.
The decision to embark on this strike according to the statement was agreed on unanimously by the National Council on the 4th of January, 2022.
The statements reveals the grounds on which the association’s leadership seek to resort to this industrial action. These grounds by the association are:
1. Failure of Government to implement the 2017-2020 Conditions of Service as agreed on by the two parties.
2. CETAG and Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) on September 24, 2021 after reaching agreements on 2012-2020 Conditions of Service (CoS)for members of the Association.
3. The said MoU states the effective date of implementation as January 1, 2021, while payment of associated arrears of nine (9) months was to be made in October, November, and December 2021.
As contained by the statement, the National Council of the Association has resort to their decision to withdraw teaching. The Council entreats all the members of CETAG to comply with the directive till further notice.
“By this release, therefore, the Association’s National Council has resolved to follow through with its decision to withdraw TEACHING ,one of its main duties, as stipulated in the Harmonized Conditions for Colleges of Education effective Thursday, January 6, 2022. The National Council would like to use this opportunity to entreat all CETAG members to comply with this directive until further notice.”
In other news, level 100 and 300 students of Colleges of Education are supposed to resume on the 8th of January, 2022.
As to whether the students should report on the stated date or not, GTEC has the power to do so.