Ghana’s pre-tertiary teachers declare strike over harsh economic conditions


Pre-tertiary teachers’ unions in Ghana declared an industrial strike Monday across the country to demand the payment of the cost-of-living allowance.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers, the Teachers and Educational Workers Union, and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers demand a 20 percent living allowance to offset the rising cost of living.

Addressing a joint press conference Monday, General Secretary for the GNAT Thomas Musah said all their calls on the government to take appropriate action on their concerns have not been responded to.

“We can no longer bear the hardship. We have been compelled under the current circumstances to publicly communicate to Ghanaians our intention to go on strike, having gone past the June 30 deadline we gave the government for the payment of the cost-of-living allowance,” he said.

“By this, we are informing the general public that we are withdrawing all our services in all the pre-tertiary education space, this includes teaching and non-teaching staff.” Enditem

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