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Teacher Unions Call Off Strike Amidst Court Order: Negotiations with Government Resume

In a significant development for the education sector, the three major teacher unions have decided to call off their industrial action today, 2nd April 2024, in compliance with a court order, specifically an interlocutory injunction served on the strike. This decision comes with a plea for all teachers to promptly resume their duties.

The announcement, made by the General Secretary on behalf of CCT GH, underscores the unions’ willingness to engage in negotiations with the government to address their concerns. The unions are entering these negotiations with a firm determination, emphasizing their hope to achieve fair and just outcomes for teachers.

Following this decision, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has extended an invitation to the leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and other relevant stakeholders for a meeting scheduled for Thursday, 4th April 2024, at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Conference Room. The primary agenda for this meeting is to resume negotiations, signaling a renewed commitment from both parties to find mutually acceptable solutions.

The invitation, signed by Charles A. Oppong, Director of Grievances and Negotiations for FWSC, highlights the importance of constructive dialogue in resolving the ongoing issues within the education sector. The stakeholders involved, including GNAT and the President of NAGRAT, among others, are urged to actively participate in the negotiations to facilitate progress and ensure the best interests of all parties involved.

As negotiations recommence, there is a sense of cautious optimism among teachers and education stakeholders. The resumption of talks presents an opportunity to address the underlying issues that led to the industrial action, including concerns related to wages, salaries, and working conditions.

While the road ahead may be challenging, the willingness of both the teacher unions and the government to engage in dialogue is a positive step towards finding sustainable solutions. It is hoped that the negotiations will yield tangible outcomes that prioritize the welfare of teachers and contribute to the overall improvement of the education system in Ghana.

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