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General News of Thursday, 13 December 2018

Source: kasapafmonline.com

We’ll revert to our strike by January – CETAG warns

The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana(CETAG) has threatened to revert to their strikes by January following what it describe as bad faith on the side of government after returning to the negotiation table.

CETAG called off its 24 academic days strike action following the compulsory arbitration by the National Labour Commission(NLC) ordering striking teachers at the various Colleges of Education to return to the negotiation table.

The striking teachers of the Colleges of Education after a National Executive Committee meeting resolved to return to their posts, while the process for an amicable settlement of their issues continues.

But reports say government has allegedly ordered the Controller and Accountant General Department not to pay tutors of Colleges of Education Salaries which the National Labour Commission directed the National Council for Tertiary Education( NCTE) to pay.

Aggrieved Tutors of the Colleges of Education have reacted to the development cautioning government on the intransigent position saying “We are monitoring the situation closely. Next week students will go home for the Christmas break but when Colleges resume in January 2019, tutors shall revert to the status quo.”

The circular by CETAG also added: “This time no NLC can direct tutors to go back again until government pay the November Salaries and all what we are asking for.”