Teacher Unions' gives Ultimatum to Ministry of Education for GHS44.55 Refund and other Agreements.


A release letter date on 29th August, 2023 2hich reads; It must be place on record that the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Teacher Unions signed the Collective Agreement in 2009 in which the GES was expected to pay 20% gross salary to teachers who accept postings to work in under-served areas. This was not done until the Collective Agreement was renewed in 2020.

In the 2020 Collective Agreement for Teaching Staff within GES, it was agreed that the GES shall initiate the process in conjunction with Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to undertake a study in this area and determine the appropriate allowance to be paid. Eventhough the GES is supposed to initiate, they failed to do so, so the Teacher Unions took it upon themselves and sponsored the full cost of the study.

The report has since been submitted to the GES but still no action has been taken on it. This means that the Teacher Unions have being patient for the past fourteen (14) years and we think enough is enough and the time to act is now.

We the Teacher Unions (GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-GH.) are once again bringing up the issue of refund of the GHS44.55 to teachers following the directive given by the President of the Republic to the Minister for Education to do so at the National Delegates Conference of GNAT, in January 2022. The President of the Republic re-echoed the said directive to the Minister during a subsequent courtesy visit to him at the Jubilee House.

The above directive notwithstanding, the Minister for Education has failed to refund the GHS44.55 to teachers, as of August 29, 2023.

We wish to emphasize that all efforts to get the Minister to make good the

payment of the GHS44.55 to teachers have been to no avail resulting in our members becoming agitated, restive, and running out of patience.

In the light of the above, we the Teacher Unions, hereby give the Ministry of Education up to the end of September, 2023 to address the issues, failure of which the Ministry of Education should have itself to blame. ON THE END OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, WE STAND!

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  1. They should go and fight for our car maintenance allowance, which has been in arrears since July 2018

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