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Members of the former Brong Ahafo branch of the Coalition of Concern Teachers says they are not against the SIC Insurance Premium Policy. However, they are against  its  implementation.

According the Regional Chairman of the Coalition, William Owusu Acheaw, teachers should have been consulted before the implementation.

Mr. Owusu Acheaw, who was speaking in an interview with the GBC in Sunyani consequently, called on Government, the GES and SIC to as a matter of urgency refund all deductions made from its members.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with SIC Insurance Company on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 launched the insurance policy for teachers.

According to GES and SIC, it will attract a monthly premium of 10 cedis per month for a member and there will also be a cashback of 10 percent if no claim is made within three years.

The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), are however, kicking against it.

Last thursday they called on the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to stop the deduction of the SIC insurance premium from the salary of its members to ensure industrial peace.

Joining the fray, the Chairman of the Coalition of Concern Teachers (CCT) for the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions, William Owusu Acheaw said, the government should have consulted and educated teachers before the implementation of the insurance scheme.

He said, Members of the CCT are not interested in the insurance scheme because of the way it was implemented.

He indicated, they will go on a sit down strike from September 1, 2019, if management of GES, SIC and the Government do not accede to their demand to stop the premium deductions and refund their monies.

Story filed by Daniel Donkor

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