Four teacher unions are up in arms against the government for failing to pay contributions to the Ghana Education Service (GES) Occupational Pension Scheme (Tier 2).
The unions include the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers and the Tertiary Educational Workers Union (TEWU).
According to the unions, although government deducts these contributions every month from their salaries, it is in arrears of over GH¢400 million as the last payment was made in March 2022.
This was disclosed by the General Secretary of TEWU, Mark Dankyira Korankye in an interview with Accra-based Citi News.
“We have written several letters to the regulator that they should ensure that the employer pays the contributions as soon as it’s deducted. Unfortunately, the regulator appears helpless, that is why we have to quickly issue this statement.
“If the regulator is failing to do its work, then as a first step, we are saying their allowances or fee due them must also not be paid. If they are not being paid their fee, then I think they will be compelled to tell government to pay the ordinary employee their due pensions.”
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