Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union start wearing red bands

The Eastern Regional branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) has directed its entire members in the Ghana Education Service (GES) to put on red bands with effect from Tuesday.

This was contained in a statement issued in Koforidua on Tuesday, signed by Mr Alfred Amponsah, Regional TEWU Chairman, and copied to the GNA.

The statement said wearing of the red bands would continue till Friday July 20 after which TEWU would be compelled to lay down their tools since all avenues for negotiation had been exhausted with the Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC).

“We, the Eastern Regional Executive of TEWU of the Ghana Trade Union Congress, have noted with grave concern the posture of the FWSC regarding the payment of 15 percent Critical Support to the remaining 11 classes such as Administrative, Supply and Management, Secretariat, Security, Public Relations, to mention a few”.

The statement urged all TEWU members including those who had already been paid the 15 percent Critical Support Premium to join in solidarity. GNA

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