Teachers of the 46 Colleges of Education have declared it’s intention to go on strike if government failed to pay salary arrears owed them from January by close of this month.
A statement issued here Monday jointly signed by Prince Oteng-Himah and Nathan Ohene Gyang, national president and secretary respectively said the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) will withdraw their services if the government did not fulfil it’s side of a memorandum of understanding signed by the two parties.
“We, instructively, therefore serve notice that CETAG members across all the 46 Colleges of Education have resolved to embark on indefinite industrial action effective January 6th, 2022 in response to government’s violation of the signed MoU as well as the roadmap for the payment of the agreed allowances, if the said payments ate not made in full at the end of December 2021,” the group warned.
Investigations conducted by News Ghana indicates that the government and CETAG signed a MoU on September 26th, 2021 after reaching an agreement through negotiation on the 2017-2020 conditions of service for the teachers.
The effective date of implementation per the MoU was January 1st, 2021 while payment of nine (9) months arrears were supposed to have been paid between October to December, 2021.
Despite the MoU, no payment had been made by the government to members of CETAG in the months of October and November.
According to the association, they are optimistic the government will honour it’s side of the agreement by paying all the arrears spanning January to December at the end of this month. Enditem