Salary increases of less than 20% will deteriorate teachers’ conditions; we will advocate for a significant percentage-GNAT laments
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) leadership has stated that they would seek for a significant compensation percentage increase in 2023.
This was reported by Prosper Takyi, the chairman of GNAT in the Ashanti Region, in a radio broadcast on June 23, 2022. He claims that the executives adopted that stance because they understood that any salary rise less than a 20% increase would exacerbate the situation for teachers and staff the next year.
He did, however, pledge that by the end of September this year, virtually all instructors will be placed on their right scale (including upgrading and promotion at both the lower and higher levels).
Furthermore, he stated that the districts or employees might go obtain the promotion letters, which are ready at the various regional offices for those who completed the tests last year.
He pledged that all primary and kindergarten teachers would have their laptops by the middle of September, and that a clean-up operation would take place after that.
This will allow SHS/JHS students who have yet to purchase their computers to do so.
Mr. Takyi mentioned that the responsibility allowance is included in the job description. A PS who is designated as the head will be paid more since headship is the unique and unshared responsibility of AD2 (and/or) above holders.
The chairman also said that the TUC and union leaders are opposing Article 71 holders, which means that all workers would soon be paid the same rate under a single-spine wage system.