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Teaching Staff Collective Agreement Expires, GNAT Calls for Negotiations

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Mr. Asante Thomas Armstrong, Chairman GNAT, (Middle), Yaa Kumi Yeboah (Regional Rep.) and GNAT Secretary Adobasom Ibrahim

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has raised concerns regarding the expired 2020 Collective Agreement for the Teaching Staff within the Ghana Education Service (GES).

In a press conference, Mr. Asante Thomas Armstrong, the Regional President of GNAT for Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo regions, called on the government to initiate negotiations for a new collective agreement.

The 2020 Collective Agreement was intended to be in effect for three years, commencing retrospectively in January 2020. However, GNAT has informed the government and the general public that the agreement has run its three-year course and has now expired.

Despite many unresolved issues covered in the 2020 document, the employer, represented by the government, has not initiated negotiations for a new collective agreement with the teacher unions.

GNAT has raised several key issues, including allowances for teachers in underserved areas, entertainment allowance, housing/rent allowance, car maintenance allowance, fuel allowance, electricity subsidy, a new scheme of service, clothing allowance, and risk allowance.

They call on the employer to involve the necessary agencies in discussions to provide a clear path forward.

Immediate steps are urged to resolve all outstanding issues, ensuring that the concerns of teachers within the GES are appropriately addressed and resolved in a timely and fair manner

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