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Breaking: Akufo-Addo directs gov’t team to quickly resolve concerns of labour unions

The government team has been instructed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to speak with organized labor to find a cooperative solution about cost-of-living allowances (COLA).

Akufo Addo and Teachers

Due to the current economic climate, more than ten labor groups, including four teacher unions, the Ghana Medical Association, and the Public Services Workers union, have called for a 20 percent cost of living allowance.

Three separate rounds of negotiations with teacher unions that are already on strike have come to a deadlock.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the information minister, announced in a tweet that President Akufo-Addo has instructed the government team to find a constructive middle ground in the negotiations.

A meeting with the four teacher unions that were on strike over the Cost of Living Allowance ended in a deadlock, preventing the government from persuading them to return to the classroom.

The administration requested the union leaders to end the strike before negotiations could start during the meeting on Tuesday, but the teachers refused and afterwards staged a walkout.

Teachers are crying over COLA

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