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Keep schools opened despite strike – GES to headmasters

The Ghana Education Service has directed heads of senior high schools to keep schools opened and students supervised despite the strike by teacher unions in the country.

 

Keep schools opened despite strike – GES to headmasters

The GES in a statement also noted it has invited the striking unions to discuss their concerns and the way forward.

The nation’s teacher unions 
nationwide indefinite strike has been called to begin on Monday, July 4, 2022 by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), and the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU).

 

This comes shortly after NAGRAT announced their intention to go on strike in the event that the government does not comply with their demand for the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) by the end of June 2022.

 

Speaking to the media in Accra, General Secretary of GNAT Thomas Musah revealed that the decision to go on strike was made because, among other things, the country’s inflation is having an impact on their poor pay.

 

He claims that the government has received several calls and letters but has not responded.

“A passionate request in 2022 and recently an official correspondent dated 24th June 2022 by the Secretary General of TUC addressed to the President of the Republic of Ghana has not had any acknowledgement from same.

“The loud silence from the Government of Ghana on this matter is worrisome and leaves much to be desired of any government that cares about the plight of its workers. We wish to unambiguously express grave concern of the excruciating pain of poverty that have been bestowed on the Ghanaian teacher and the educational worker and leaves us with no option than to where we are now.”

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