The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), has declared a nationwide strike in protest of unpaid salaries .
The teachers had threatened to down their tools if the government failed to pay salary arrears owed its members since October 2016. We are disapointed H.Bani said on Radio1 Morning Show with Captain Kofi Owusu.
He lamented that, despite a directive by the National Labour Commission (NLC), asking the Ministry of Finance to pay the arrears within two weeks, they are yet to be paid.
“Leadership has decided that members should withdraw our services in all the thirty-eight public colleges of education till such a time that the arrears are fully paid to members, having duly consulted all Local and Zonal branches of the Association on the matter,” a statement from CETAG said.
According to them, per the migration of the tertiary statuses of the Colleges of Education following the passage of the Colleges of Education Act 847 in 2012, the teachers were expected to be paid the salary difference between their previous salary levels and the new salaries from January to September 2016.