Teachers’ unions at Ghana’s pre-tertiary institutions have gone on an indefinite strike as a result of the government’s refusal to pay the COLA they requested.
The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the National Association of Graduate Teachers, the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana, and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union of Ghana.
At a news conference held in Accra, the unions launched a strike, according to Emmanuel Bonney and Faith Ayorkor Mensah of the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
A meeting has been scheduled between the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations and the heads of the teachers’ unions in order to discuss their requests for the payment of the cost of living allowance (COLA).
According to the report, TEWU and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-GH) had not yet replied to the invitation to attend, whereas the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) did.
It said that the conference would be held as soon as the other unions were ready, and that the government was not indifferent to the predicament of teachers and workers in general.