The National Council for College of Education Teachers has asked its members to withdraw teaching services starting from Thursday, January 6, 2022.
A statement released and signed by the national president, Prince Obeng Himah, and the National Secretary, Nathan Ohene Gyan, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, stated that “the National Council unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike across all the 46- Ghanaian public colleges of education effective Thursday, January 6, 2022”.
The decision according to the statement was a result of “The failure by the government to implement the 2017-2020 condition of service as agreed”.
This latest industrial action brings the number of labour unions who are having labour agitations with the government in the new year to four. The first to embark on strike action is the association of Certified and Registered Anaesthetists who laid down their tools on January 1, after refusing to renew their licenses with the Medical and Dental Council.
Following suit is the Tertiary and Education Workers Union who announced its strike on Tuesday, January 4. UTAG has also hinted about a revival of their strike action and that has been set to take place on January 10.
An already overwhelmed National Labour Commission has called out on the government to act swiftly to avoid more labour agitations.
Read the full statement announcing the teachers strike below.
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