The leadership of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has suspended its indefinite strike action against government.

The unanimous decision was taken at an emergency meeting on January 17, after validating January salaries and the implementation and payment of 2017-2020 Conditions of Service (CoS).

The said validation was done over the weekend.

In a press statement sighted by MyJoyOnline, the Association revealed that “teaching will be restored in all the 46 public colleges of education effective January 25.”

Despite calling off the strike, CETAG wants the government to address the disparate payment of arrears of the 2017-2020 CoS.

“Notably, there have been widely observed disproportionate anomalies in the payment of the arrears as seen in the validation process across all the 46 public colleges of education.

“Unequivocally, the leadership of CETAG would like to express its utmost displeasure and grave concern about the manner in which the payment of the 2017-2020 CoS arrears have been implemented.”

According to CETAG, these arrears must be paid fully in February by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD).

Meanwhile, the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana has entreated the Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC) to re-engage and conclude the negotiations of last year’s CoS before the end of next month.

The Association laid down their working tools on January 6, this year. CETAG pressed forward with the strike action despite an order by the National Labour Commission to call off the strike.

The National Labour Commission (NLC) on Friday, January 14, met the leadership of CETAG and directed them to call off their strike.

However, CETAG deferred that decision to its National Council. 



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