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Colleges Of Education Teachers’ Strike Begins Monday

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has said its members will lay down their tools from Monday September 11.

This is to pressure government to migrate members to the same level as tutors of other tertiary institutions with remunerations reflecting such.

“We are going on strike because government and our employers have reneged on their promise to do what is expected of them regarding the Colleges of Education Act which says that when you are a tutor and you are operating in a tertiary dispensation, your rank should change,” National Secretary of CETAG Prince Obeng-Himah noted.

CETAG expressed displeasure over the undue delays which it said stretched back to 2014, and accused the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the National Labour Commission of “showing lack of commitment to migrate the tutors to our requisite placement in our tertiary dispensation according to the dictates of Act 847”.

Mr Obeng-Himah explains that several meetings with stakeholders have not yielded any positive results and the last option is the strike action until their grievances are resolved.

“We think that if they have not been able to do it then they are not showing any strong commitments. We should be on a new rank now that should be commensurate with the new job that we are doing. In fact, with all the meetings we have had, not even the two deputy ministers have shown up and our people feel that we can no longer suffer from this identity crisis,” he told Joy FM on Sunday September 11.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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