EducationGhana| July 05| 2022 COLA Strike: Engage Aggrieved Teacher Unions Immediately – NLC to Government:
The National Labour Commission (NLC)_ has called on the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC0- and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to as a matter of urgency meet with teachers.
The NLC said the above-mentioned government institutionsshould engage teachers immediately over their strike action which started on Monday, July 4, 2022, over Cost of Living Allowances (COLA).
”The Teacher Unionsmentioned above have in a joint press conference held today, Monday, 4th July 2022, announced the declaration of strike with immediate effect (copy attached for ease of reference).” The NLC said.
The NLC made this statement in a letter dated July 4, 2022, to the above-mentioned government institutions.
”The declaration of the strike according to the statement is due to what they describe as the government’s failure to grant them a 20% Cost-of-Living-Allowance in the face of the current high level of inflation, increases in prices of goods and services, etc.” The letter indicated.
”You are hereby requested to engage the aggrieved Teacher Unions immediately upon receipt of this correspondence to negotiate settlement of their grievance(s) within seven (7) days and furnish the Commission with a Report upon completion.”
Calling off the Strike Action
The NLC said the aggrieved teachers should call offthe strike to meet the government for Negotiations.
”With this intervention, we urge the Teacher Unions to rescind the decision and discontinue the strike action to pave way for the process of engagement to ensue.” The NLC said.
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