Teacher unions issue a week ultimatum to government

File photo[/caption] Three teacher unions have given the government a one-week ultimatum to address issues concerning their salary arrears. They are Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT). In a letter dated 17th October 2017, addressed to the Finance Minister, the teachers regretted that their concerns raised have been left unaddressed to date. According to the teacher three unions, in the meeting with Finance Ministry, stakeholders agreed in principle to commence the validation exercise of teachers for payment of salary arrears on September 11, 2017, for which notices were sent to members across the country. In addition to the resolution of the meeting, it was agreed that 65,013 forms were to be validated in 88 days. However, the teacher unions say they are amazed that “one month on, no action has been taken to commence the exercise and we see this as a deliberate ploy and betrayal of good faith in dealing with the matter”. The statement from the three teacher unions added that the circumstances in which they find ourselves, it would be extremely difficult for leadership to restrain its members from expressing their anger in forms that may affect the sanctity of the school environment. The unions have therefore urged government to address their concerns within the stipulated period or they will be forced to use other channels to seek redress. Source: 3news.com | Ghana]]>

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