Go back to the classroom – NLC orders teachers


The National Labour Commission (NLC) has ordered the striking teacher unions to return to the classroom while they continue their discussions with the government.

The order was given on Wednesday November 9 after the government dragged the unions to the Commission, TV3’s Daniel Opoku who has been monitoring developments with the unions reported.

The Government dragged the striking teacher unions to the NLC over their industrial action on Tuesday November 9

On Monday November 7 the leadership of the unions asked their members to continue staying at home because their meeting with the government had ended inconclusively.

President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Rev Isaac Owusu said after the first day of the meeting on Monday November 7 that “I can tell you on authority that so far so good we have had a very constructive meeting. The parties have agreed to adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM to continue with the deliberations.

“We have not ended the meeting, the agreement here is that the two parties have agreed that we should adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM.”

He added “The teachers should remain calm and continue to stay at home.”

GNAT, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have declared strike over the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as the new Director General of the Ghana Education (GES).

They declared the industrial action on Friday November 4.


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