Education Ministry set to meet striking teacher unions

Education Ministry set to meet striking teacher unions

In order to resolve the issues with some aggrieved unions in the Education Sector, the Education Ministry has assured there will be some series of engagements between the government and the University Teachers Association of Ghana(UTAG) and the Colleges of Education Teachers Association (CETAG) as they withdrew their service to press home their demands.

Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng stressed the need for such an engagement to address the concerns raised by disgruntled members of UTAG and CETAG.

Currently, members of UTAG have embarked on industrial action to call on the government to bring back the 2012 conditions of service they agreed on.

CETAG members on the other hand also commenced their industrial action in all 46 Colleges of Education citing that the government failed to implement the 2017 -2020 conditions of service as agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding signed between CETAG and the government.

 Mr. Kwarteng further said the meetings will be held through the NLC has declared the industrial action as illegal.

“Government, particularly the Education Ministry, is willing to engage the striking unions further on some of the concerns they have raised. We expected that the issue would have been settled by now following negotiations so far.”

“UTAG for instance may have been quick to declare the strike, considering the discussions at play. Nevertheless, we are willing to engage them.”

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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