CETAG accuses government of violating terms of agreement

By Wendy Amarteifio
CETAG accuses government of violating terms of agreement

The College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), has accused government of violating the terms of agreement it had with the Association on the payment of interim premium and book and research allowances.

The association embarked on an industrial action that lasted for a month to demand payment of their allowances.

The strike also forced the Ministry of Education to order the closure of all the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.

CETAG subsequently called off the strike after they agreed to resume negotiations with the National Labour Commission and Labour Ministry.

The Commission directed the government and all the parties involved in the protracted market premium impasse to resolve the issue within 14 days.

National President for CETAG, Prince Obeng Heming, however, says the government has not shown determination in implementing the roadmap.

“We are extremely disappointed at the posture of government. Government has not been forthcoming. The National Labour Commission gave a clear ruling. They were explicit that we were to restore services which they did.

''They have not given any personal interpretation and we expected that in the same manner that they asked government to resume negotiations with us commencing on the 10th December, 2018, so that we will be able to give the Commission the outcome of the negotiation for book and research allowance as well as the market premium on the 4th of January, but as we speak, there has not been any formal meeting so we are extremely disappointed.” Prince Obeng Heming said.

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Prior to the strike being called off, NCTE had warned that CETAG members will be denied their November salary because their strike was illegal.

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