NLC Issues Directives Following Nationwide Teacher Strike: Laptops, Financial Negotiations, and Strike Resolution Among Key Points

Teacher unions release a letter, which reads;

Following the directives of the NLC on Tuesday, 26th March, 2024, after a declaration of a nationwide indefinite strike action on 20th March, 2024 by the three (3) Teacher Unions, The NLC met the disputing parties which include the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and Pensions, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, Ghana Education Service on one hand and the Teacher Unions on the other hand.

It would be recalled that the Commission having heard the dispute and having met the parties jointly and in separate (caucus) sessions, made some findings and thereby gave some directives and we write to report on them as follows;

1. That, on the issue of the laptops, we wish to report that as of today, Wednesday, 26th June 2024, not all the teachers have received their laptops. This is creating an uneasy calm and could disturb the peace if the Minister for Education doesn’t deliver on his promise of delivering the laptops to every teacher by the end of June 2024.

2. That, the parties should meet to continue negotiation on the financial items. We wish to report that part has been done and there are outstanding issues to be completed especially the Deprived Area Allowance.

3. That, the Teacher Unions should call off the strike action with immediate effect and report accordingly. We wish to report that this has been done.

4. On the issue of the embargo placed by the Office of the Special Prosecutor on the salaries of some teachers, we wish to report that, it has not been fully resolved. It is

expected that this is done to prevent the current agitations.

5. Regarding the issue on the Scheme of Service, we wish to report that, the GES has

delivered the document to the Teacher Unions. The Teacher Unions will send the feedback to the employer by 15th July, 2024.

6. Finally, we wish to report that these are the outcomes of the engagement we have had and wish to bring same to the attention of the Commission for the necessary action to be taken on the outstanding issues in the interest of peace and harmony on the labour front.

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