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Teacher unions call-off 2-week old strike

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After initiating a nationwide strike on March 20, due to grievances regarding their conditions of service, three pre-tertiary teacher unions have decided to call off the industrial action.

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) jointly announced the end of the strike, following an interim injunction obtained by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to halt the strike and facilitate negotiations.

Speaking to the media in Accra on Tuesday, April 2, King Ali Awudu, President of the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana, emphasized the importance of prompt negotiations with their employers to address their concerns.

The decision to end the strike was also made in compliance with a high court order.

“As law-abiding citizens and having respect for the court, we hereby declare the strike that was called on 20th March 2024 off. We ask all our members and teachers of pre-tertiary education in this country to resume work with immediate effect.”

“We continue to ask the employer-led by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations to commence negotiations this afternoon, today April 2, 2024. So we can expedite the negotiations and come to a conclusion to forestall any other happenings in the future,” he said.

The nationwide strike by the three teacher unions commenced on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, following what they perceived as the government’s neglect of their service conditions.

Since then, there have been ongoing discussions between the teacher unions and the government to resolve the outstanding issues, aiming for a resolution that would facilitate their return to the classroom.


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