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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TEACHERS CALL OFF STRIKE

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Members of the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) have called off their strike, which commenced on 29 September.

Members of the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) have called off their strike, which commenced on 29 September.

 

The strike action, aimed at compelling the government to pay CETAG members their market premium, as well as book and research allowances, lasted for 24 academic days.

The call-off followed a directive by the National Labour Commission for CETAG to end the strike and resume duty immediately on December 3.

Emergency meetings

The Commission also directed the government and all parties involved in the protracted impasse over the market premium to resolve the matter within 14 days.

“We have called off the strike and restored full services. Henceforth all teachers can now go and teach from today,” Ebenezer Appah Bonney, Western Regional zonal chairman of CETAG, told Starr News yesterday.

“Following the award given by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to CETAG after the compulsory arbitration on December 3 2018, the National Executive Committee (NEC) met at the National Secretariat of the Association on Wednesday, December 5 2018, to deliberate the matter,” a circular from CETAG said yesterday.

“NEC wishes to inform you of its resolution to restore full services with immediate effect to pave the way for the commencement of negotiations as directed by the NLC.
“All chairpersons should endeavour to organise emergency meetings to enable members to restore full services immediately,” the association said