We won’t call off strike now despite government’s payment – NAGRAT


General News of Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Source: kasapafmonline.com


Angel Carbonu 2NAGRAT President, Eric Angel Agbe-Carbonu

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has refused to call off its strike despite government’s release of over forty-nine million cedis to the Ghana Education Service for the payment of delayed transfer grant and other outstanding allowances to teachers in the country.

Members of NAGRAT together with the Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT) are currently on strike over the newly introduced Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) acquired by the Public Services Commission, unpaid allowances and delayed promotions among others.

Government amidst the pressure by the Teachers released an amount of about GHS 50 million cedis to calm the tension at the Labour front.

But the President of NAGRAT has insisted the payment by the government to them is only a fraction of their demands, hence will not hasten to withdraw from its industrial action for now.

“This is addressing aspects of the problem for all teachers. If the Public Services Commission sits with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, and all other stakeholders and could cede off that Human Resource Management to the Ghana Education Service, we would have been solving this problem to a very large extent,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.

Meanwhile, he said they will decide on their next line of action after a meeting with the National Labour Commission later today.


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