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CETAG strike continues despite National Labour Commission intervention

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The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), is continuing with its strike despite a directive from the National Labour Commission (NLC) to return to the negotiation table.

This directive came during a hearing on Thursday, June 20, 2024, where the Commission announced its decision to take legal action against the government to enforce the arbitral award orders in favour of CETAG. CETAG members have been on strike since Friday, June 14, 2024 due to the government’s delay in implementing the agreed arbitral award and negotiated service conditions.

The award includes the payment of an additional month’s salary for duties performed by CETAG members in 2022.

During the hearing, the NLC emphasised the urgency of resolving the matter and informed CETAG of its intention to take the government to court on June 26 to ensure compliance.

This legal action aims to enforce the Commission’s previous ruling and address the grievances of CETAG members. Labour Consultant Austin Garmey, speaking to the media after the NLC’s directive, acknowledged that CETAG’s concerns had been heard. He urged CETAG to consult with their advisors and make a decision in light of the NLC’s directive to call off the strike.

In an interview in Accra, CETAG President, Prince Obeng Himang, said they will meet with the Council and plan the way forward.

He maintained that meeting their demands is the only thing that would compel them to call off the strike.


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