CETAG gives NLC Ultimatum

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has stated that it will not end its strike until the government implements the provisions of the conditions of service that it has agreed to.

CETAG started the strike on August 1, alleging the government’s inability to honour the NLC’s Arbitral Award Orders and the conditions of service that were agreed upon beginning on May 2, 2023.

As the lengthy strike continues to affect the education sector, the National Labour Commission (NLC) issued an order to the government on Monday instructing them to immediately apply the terms of the conditions of employment that have been agreed upon with the Association.

CETAG gives NLC Ultimatum

The government has not yet provided a reaction to the directive and implementation roadmap developed by the NLC.

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Nevertheless, the national president of the Association, Prince Obeng Himah, stated in an interview on Eyewitness News broadcast on Citi FM that the only thing that will convince them to go back to the lecture halls is the guarantee that they will be paid at the end of the month.

“We expect the government to as soon as possible implement our condition of service, and no evidence will be stronger than seeing a validation that will guarantee us that we are going to get paid at the end of the month, and if we can see that we have been validated to be paid the all-year-round compensation that we asked for, if there is that assurance that our members are going to get the fifteen days of leave, if there is that assurance, there are concrete steps being taken.”” We expect that the government will implement our condition.

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Mr. Himah continued by praising the NLC’s instruction and describing it as a victory for the rule of law.

“I have to say that what took place on Wednesday is a victory for the rule of law, and it seeks to validate our position that the National Labour Commission must always exist to protect the labour interests of both employers and employees. I commend them for the statement that they have made, and we are going to stay home and wait for the government to come out with a complete thing, and then we will move forward,” he said.

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