- Teacher unions are cautioning government against failure to address salary arrears
- The concerns by these teachers follow the launch of free SHS program
Group of aggrieved teachers across the country are threatening to take action against government should it fail to address issues of salary arrears.
Reports indicate that the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have thus issued a one week deadline to government to either address their concerns or risk facing their wrath.
Class FM claims to have cited a letter by the unions claiming that these aggrieved teachers have exhausted all avenues to ensuring that their grievances are met.
In a letter dated 17th October, 2017 addressed to the Finance Minister, cited by Class FM online.com, the teachers said: “We refer to our letter dated 21st June, 2017 and subsequent meetings that followed on the subject matter above and regret that the concerns raised have been left unaddressed to date.”
According to the association, “as we write and one month down the line, 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 concerns by these teachers follow the recent launch of the free SHS policy which has seen government enrol over 400,000 students onto a free tuition program. Meanwhile, government has revealed that the profits from the oil reserves would be used for the payment of this lavish government agenda.
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