A piece of information reaching Ghanatalks News Desk has it that Ghana’s major teacher unions – GNAT, NAGRAT, and CCT-G – have declared a nationwide strike, beginning Monday, December 9.
This was made known to journalists at a joint press conference held on Thursday, December 5.
Earlier in October this year, Administrators of Technical Universities and Technical Universities Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) declared a strike.
In an article published by myjoyonline October 7, the publication read.
“We are joining TUTAG’s industrial strike action because our views regarding the migration of staff of technical universities to the Public University Salary Structure PUSS resonates with that of TUTAG, that indeed, government and its agencies have failed to fulfil their responsibilities to completely migrate us to the PUSS and conditions of service as applied,” TUSAAG said.
The action, according to TUSAAG president, Edem K. Honu, has been necessitated by the government’s failure to address the concerns of its members.
He said TUSAAG was not happy by alleged tactical delay strategies adopted by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), Ministries of Education and Finance, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) on the migration of staff of technical universities to the Public Universities Salary Structure (PUSS) since 2018.
He indicated that several attempts by TUSAAG to meet with the NCTE, FWSC and CAGD for deliberation on concerns regarding the migration had proven futile.
Mr Honu said that TUSAAG would keep pressing until their demands were met, adding that it was very disheartening for the government to wait till they laid down their tools before listening to them and taking the necessary actions.