- NAGRAT has declared an indefinite strike, beginning Wednesday April 4, 2018
- NAGRAT’s action is in protest of government’s continuous refusal to pay six years salaries in arrears owed its members
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Wednesday declared an indefinite strike over six years outstanding salary arrears due its members.
According to the association, it would not rescind on its action this time around. NAGRAT at a press briefing in Accra opined that until government pays all the arrears it owes teachers since 2013, they will not go back to the classroom.
“The disquiet among our members has reached its fever pitch over the broken promises and deceit regarding the non-payment of these areas by the government,” NAGRAT President Angel Carbonu said, explaining that they see the Finance Ministry’s indecision as a probable decision not to pay the money.
“We have no other alternative but to advise ourselves. The leadership of NAGRAT resolves that all NAGRAT members at the pre-tertiary level should lay down their tools and abstain from work. When the Senior High Schools reopen on April 16, 2018, nobody should expect our members to be present,” President of the Association, Eric Angel Carbonu told the media.
Government owes NAGRAT to the tune of GHȻ50 million. The arrears comprise - Vehicle maintenance allowances, Transfer grants, Transport and travel allowances, Salary arrears of GES new recruits.
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