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GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT-Gh declare nationwide strike

By Vincent Ashitey
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Three teacher unions have declared a nationwide strike effective Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

The unions include the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT).

The decision stems from what they perceive as the government’s neglect in addressing their conditions of service.

Among the key grievances cited are the continued withholding of teachers’ salaries, unilateral alterations to timetables without prior consultation with the unions, and delays in the distribution of laptops to teachers.

Speaking to the media, the National President of GNAT, Isaac Owusu, urged all teachers to comply with the directive.

“The distribution of laptops to all teachers is of concern. The rampant changes of school calendar without recourse to negotiation with the teacher unions is affecting the smooth operation of the service. Also the blockage of teachers salaries by the Office of the Special Prosecutor without recourse to the laid down procedures is a major worry.”

“In the light of the above circumstances and given the delays and unfulfilled promises on the part of the employer and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and also threats from the rank and file of our members we the pre tertiary teacher unions do stand with our members and hereby declare a nationwide industrial action effective today, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, to press home our demand,” he stated.