The National President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has stated that the teacher unions in Education will not call off their strike action until the Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) is paid.
According to Mr. Angel Carbonu, the strike was the only option that government will listen since several negotiations for the demand of COLA have yielded no positive results.
“We have overdone proper and wide consultations before the announcement of the strike. All ten regional secretariats of the unions, one after the other, the groups had indicated to the government the peril under which teachers are working.”
“We started making this call as far back as February. That is what has brought us to the point where we are today. To back down [on our demands] is an indication that we should not have even asked for it,” he explained on Citi News
Mr. Angel Carbonu further noted that the strike action is not for the protests of non-payment of the allowance but the reflection of the worsening economic situation in the country.
“It is a call that reflects the economic quagmire that Ghanaians are faced with.” Mr. Carbonu noted.
“I hope Wednesday’s meeting will arrive at a concrete answer to the demands that we have made, and not appeal to us that it is in the pipeline.” He explained.