Video: Teacher unions walk out of negotiations with govt over COLA strike – Employment minister reveals

NAGRAT on teachers laptops
President of NAGRAT, Mr. Angel Carbonu

Due to what they perceive as the administration’s lack of trust, a coalition of separate teacher unions have postponed their discussions with the government indefinitely.

According to the four unions, the government has acted in bad faith in the discussions to end their strike over the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

“All it means is that the government side is not ready to continue with negotiation unless the teacher unions call off the strike.

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“We have held all Organized Labour hostage and this is a betrayal of trust. Because the understanding we had is that Organized Labour is convinced for us to find a solution on the issue of COLA.

“Right now, we are all desirable. We think that before they even walk us out of the meeting we are walking out ourselves,” the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Angel Carbonou told the media.

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Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers, Coalition of Concerned Teachers, and Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union launched an indefinite strike on July 4, 2022.

Teacher unions rebuffed President Akufo-Addo’s call to return to the classroom.

Rebecca Ocran Abaidoo, NAGRAT’s gender coordinator, told JoyNews the group respects the government’s request to negotiate but won’t call off the strike.

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Source: TheBBCghana.Com

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