he Teacher Unions have written to the National Labour Commission stating various outstanding issues they are having.
These outstanding issues they say are eleven (11) in number.
“It must be noted that these eleven (11) issues below have all been brought before the Labour Commission on which Labour Commission had directed that, the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Teacher Unions sit to address them.” They addressed
The 11 outstanding issues are listed below.
1. Refund of GHC44.55 to Teachers arising out of the one-teacher one- laptop
2. Payment of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) allowance to Teachers
3. Progression to the Grades Director II & I arising out of the scheme of service
4. the Delayed payment of allowance to teachers in areas designated as deprived
5. Delay in developing a scheme of service for STAFF OF Ghana Education Service (GES) since the adoption of the Public Service Manual and Policy Framework in 2015
6. Delay in Lower ranks promotion since 2015
7. Some teachers who were promoted/upgraded since 2015 have not been placed on the right scale.
8. Reversal of the SHS Semester system to Trimester
9. Delay in the payment of Responsibility allowance since 2018
10. Delay in the payment of car maintenance allowance since 2018
11. Review of the Collective Agreement
They added that “We want to inform the Labour Commission that the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service has not only reneged on their responsibilities but also failed to show their commitment in addressing them.”
“We hereby bring them again to your notice for further directions to ensure industrial peace and harmony.”