We saw NLC directive on social media – Striking teachers
The National Labour Commission (NLC), which has asked them to reverse their decision to withdraw their service and return to duty, has come under fire from the striking teacher unions.
Thomas Musa, the general secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), stated that the organization has not received a formal letter from the Commission.
Instead, he said in an interview with the Dwaso Nsem show on Adom FM that others had also seen the letter going around on social media.
On Monday, July 4, four teacher unions announced a strike in response to what they claimed was the government’s refusal to provide them a 20 percent cost-of-living allowance (COLA).
They contend that this is because of the present high level of inflation, as well as price hikes for products and services, among other things.
Mr. Musa lamented the fact that the administration had ignored their sincere request despite several reminders.
The GNAT General Secretary said, “The situation is severe, circumstances are difficult for teachers, but until we called strike, no one paid attention to it.”
He said that unless their issues are resolved, their members won’t be allowed back in the classroom.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Mr. Musa indicated that they will meet with the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations to discuss the next steps.
The NLC has subsequently instructed the Ghana Education Service, the Ministry of Education, and other participants in the education system to quickly engage the resentful Teacher Unions.