-Labour Minister, Haruna Iddrisu says government is committed to preventing a possible industrial strike action by aggrieved teachers.
- Haruna Iddrisu made the comments known after government met with teachers over claims of unpaid arrears
The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed government's resolve to address the current differences with teacher unions in the country.
After a meeting with teacher unions, Haruna Iddrisu revealed to a section of the media that government's negotiating team was making everything possible to prevent an imminent strike action.
“We will continue to dialogue until we get them to decline the threat of the strike action. Tomorrow [Wednesday] we will make a definite pronouncement on how we intend to resolve the issue. Some of the issues they’ve raised are legitimate [and] there are others that the GES has raised about irregularities, all which will be probed further by the Auditor General,” he explained
The revelation follows a decision by the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), have threatened to embark on strike on February 29, if government fails to pay their salary arrears - as they blame the Ghana Education Service for delaying their payment.
Meanwhile the Ghana Education service reveals the Ministry of Education does not owe teachers, stating that the delay in payment is due to recent revelation of how over 400 teachers faked their certificates.