The Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers, NAGRAT in conjunction with the Coalition of Concerned Teachers say they will not back down on their 7 day strike until government makes a commitment to solve their grievances.
The strike enters its second day today.
The association is unhappy with what it calls teacher unfriendly policies being churned out by government.
Some of their main concerns include; Poor handling of the Second tier pension issues of Ghana Education Service (GES) workers, government’s refusal to pay incremental credit arrears, the new ‘Three Months Arrears Policy, the GES staff rationalization and non-payment of transfer grants, among others.
In the Ashanti region a joint press conference by NAGRAT and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers addressed by the Ashanti Regional Chairman of NAGRAT Mr. Paul Stanley Essaw insisted the teachers will demonstrate after the 7-day strike to further pressure government to resolve their grievances.
He urged all teachers to join hands in the fight against the numerous injustices being perpetrated against teachers in the country, urging his colleagues to ignore the National Labour Commission’s call to suspend the strike.