Update on CETAG Strike - 18th August 2023

Update on CETAG Strike – 18th August 2023

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed the government to immediately implement the agreed-upon terms of the conditions of service with the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), as the prolonged strike continues to disrupt the education sector.

Reason for the Strike

CETAG initiated the strike on August 1, citing the government’s failure to honour the NLC’s Arbitral Award Orders and the negotiated conditions of service since May 2, 2023.

CETAG members from all 46 public Colleges of Education have been on strike since August 1, citing the government’s failure to adhere to the NLC’s Arbitral Award Orders and the negotiated conditions of service since May 2, 2023.

The commission listened to both parties, the commission realised that the complainant, in this case, the government, has not fully complied with the directives of the commission. So they have been directed to implement fully what the commission’s directives were, as in the payments of the monies that are due them.

Why CETAG Has Not Called Off the Strike

The National Vice President of CETAG, Mr. John Newton Kumi, has stated that they will only call off their strike when concrete evidence of their concerns have been presented to them.

Despite repeated notices sent to the Ministry of Finance, the agreed-upon negotiations are yet to be implemented, leading to the continued impasse.

The Executive Secretary of the commission Mr. Ofosu Asamoah emphasized that CETAG has made it mandatory they will conclude their strike once they have received official confirmation from the government that their demands have been implemented and August ending it will reflect in their salaries.

However, CETAG has also said that its members will continue to be on strike even if their strike results in salary cuts.

Meanwhile, National Labour Commission has directed all Principals of public Colleges of Education to come out with workable annual leave plan for the teaching staff within ten working days.

Level 300 End of Semester Examination

The level 300 students of public Colleges of Education have started their End-of- First Semester Examinations on Monday, 14th August while the level 100 students who are also on campuses are staying idle without academic work.

Previous articleBachelor of Fine Art in Animation Admission at UEW for 2023/2024
Next articleUpdate on CETAG Strike and Level 200 Reopening Date
Avatar photo
A Facilitator, Blogger, and a Very Loving and Accommodating Person.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here