The College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has threatened what it calls the longest indefinite industrial action ever to be witnessed in the country if their market premium and book and research allowances are not paid by October.
CETAG says the discrimination against them by successive governments fueled by the both the National Council for Tertiary Education and the Fair wages and Salaries Commission is long over due,hence their demand.
According to the teacher Union, they have reached their limit. ” if at the beginning of the academic year in October, government doesn’t not negotiate market premium and book and research allowances for members of CETAG and implement same,members will embark on the longest indefinite industrial action Ghana is yet to witness, in our bid to end injustice once and for all” it warned.
Addressing a news conference in a Accra, CETAG, also bemoaned the delay in constituting the governing council of the colleges of education which it says has denied some teachers of their promotion and other packages.
National president of CETAG, Prince Obeng Himah also called on the national accreditation board to make available the curricular to be used in the next academic year as government seeks to introduce the 4-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree program to be offered in the 46-public colleges of education in October.
He said, with just a month to the implementation of the new curricular, “CETAG members are yet to see the new curricular to be implemented let alone being orientated on it to be abreast with its content” he bemoaned.
He further lamented
” Our worry is that this undue delay may affect the effective implementation of the curricular” he added.