Strike Called Off; Teachers Return To Classrooms
Academic works in public pre-tertiary schools have resumed after Teachers called off the Cost-of-Living Allowance strike last Thursday after an agreed payment of a 15% COLA, instead of the protested 20%.
Pre-tertiary teacher unions, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT), called off their nationwide strike after a 15% agreement with government.
The teachers who embarked on a strike after the deadline which was June 30, 2022, called off the 2-weeks long strike on June 14,2022.
Speaking to MX24 News on the first day of resumption, some students in the Northern Region expressed their gratitude and pleaded with government not to renege on its promise to pay the agreed percentage to their teachers to prevent subsequent delays in their academic work.
Officials of the Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives and other public sector workers will also benefit from the 15% cost of living allowance (COLA).