RE: IN THE MATTER OF STRIKE ACTION BY MEMBERS OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRADUATE TEACHERS (NAGRAT) AND GHANA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS (GNAT)
At the sitting of the National Labour Commission on Wednesday 20th March,2013 on the above-mentioned matter, the following issues were identified as the major causes of the strike action in the education sector.
1. Non-payment of car maintenance allow to qualified teachers in 2013.
2. Non-negotiation and payment of incremental credit to teachers who were migrated unto the Single Spine Salary Structure in 2010.
3. Non-payment of correct salaries and arrears of teachers who were promoted since 2010.
4. Non-negotiation of Collective agreement between Ghana Education Service and the teacher unions.
After lengthy discussions it was realized that the issues could be resolved through further negotiations. T he parties namely National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), agreed the negotiations between the unions and management have not entirely broken down.
In view of the above, the Commission directs that:
a. Ministry of Fiance and Economic Planning, Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and Ghana Education Service on the one part and the unions on the other part should negotiate all the issues identified above within one week and report the outcome to the not later than 27th March, 2013.
b. Roadmap should be agreed for those payments which could not be made immediately.
c. GNAT and NAGRAT shall ensure that all their members who are on strike call off the immediately and resume work.
All the parties are report to the National Labour Commission on Wednesday 27th March, 2013 at 12:00 noon.
Signed: EDWARD BRIKU-BOADU EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, National Labour Commission
CC: HON. MINISTER
MINISTER OF EDUCATION
21st March, 2013
21st March, 2013