Colleges of Education Teachers To Strike Next Year

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The leadership of the public Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) following an unfulfilled promise by the central government has announced to embark on a nationwide industrial action from January 6, 2021.

In a statement issued in Accra, the Association said failure of government to redeem its promises to them, is the reason for their intended industrial action.

According to CETAG, government signed a memorandum of understanding with them on September 24, 2021, in respect of their conditions of service for 2017 to 2020. The effective date for the implementation of the agreement was January 1, 2021.

But, unfortunately, the months of October and November 2021 ended without any payments being made to members of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), a situation that has made them frustrated.

“CETAG members are anxiously and patiently waiting for full payments of the agreed allowances (January 2021 to December 2021) at the end of December 2021 without which the Association shall activate its intended strike action,”

We, therefore, therefore serve notice that CETAG members across all the 46 Colleges of Education have resolved to embark on an indefinite industrial action effective January, 6, 2022 in response to Government’s violation of the signed MoU as well as the roadmap for the payment of the agreed allowances, if the said payments are not made in full at the end of December, 2021′, the group stated.

If CETAG’s nationwide strike takes place, it would add to the tally of industrial actions undertaken by the group over similar grievances with government. Over the last three years, members of the Association have abandoned their work tools over related issues of unpaid allowances, delay in the payment of salaries amongst others.

Colleges of Education recently released the admission list and payment of fees is still ongoing. This strike if materialize may affect the reporting date of the students.

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