We the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 batch of teachers who were recruited by the Ghana Education Service and have yet not been paid, wish by this press statement, serve to notify the government over our unpaid salaries.
Ladies and gentlemen, it would surprise you to know that some of us have been teaching for one, two, three and four years Without a peny from the government.
All the necessary documents needed from us to be paid have been sent to the GES headquarters in Accra and aside that countless follow ups have been made to GES, Ministry of Finance, Labour Commission, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and many other stakeholders in relation to our issue but nothing has been done as at now.
What baffles us most is that, our mother unions(GNAT,NAGRAT,CCT) are silence over this unfair treatment from the government. Meanwhile, majority of us have paid dues before leaving for further studies.
What is so amazing is that, the ministry of finance has given part of the unpaid teachers clearance and they are paid leaving some of us uncleared, stating that our names were not captured in the audit team exercise carried out on Nov/Dec 2015 which we all took part.
We the affected teachers, have once again submitted all the necessary documents to GES for onward submission to the ministry of finance to be cleared and paid but all efforts to get the GES and MOF to relook at this injustice have proven futile.
On this note, we are calling on the general public, most especially the media to join hands with us in fighting for our salaries. We cannot bear the pains anymore.
We would also like to notify the government that, if by the close of this week, we have not been given clearance by the MOF, we would advise ourselves accordingly.
For any further information, kindly contact the following members :
Jude Appiah Boateng(president)
Edmund Stunberg(vice president)
Aikins E. Boateng(gen.sec.)
Gloria A. Nyarko(deputy sec.)
Kwame Bernard ( PRO) 0249153260.
Hannah E.Appiatus(deputy organizer)