As of today, January 6, 2023, the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) will resume its strike.
On December 19, 2022, CETAG suspended a strike and began working again.
However, the group pointed out the following in a statement issued on January 5, 2023:
“Following a meeting held between the government team and CETAG on 4 January 2023 over the outstanding issues of CETAG, the National Council of CETAG met to evaluate what transpired and concluded that the strike action, which was suspended on 17 December 2022, shall resume on Friday, 6 January 2023, if the two-day grace period given to the minister expires without a resolution of the outstanding issues.”
“All the outstanding concerns mentioned in the communiqué signed on 16 December 2022, which the minister committed to handle within two weeks following the cessation of the strike, remain unsolved to date,” the union continued.
Despite promising to do so, CETAG lamented the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission’s failure to take action and request a financial mandate from the Finance Ministry for the three unpaid allowances.
It stated: “The government team seeks to unilaterally impose January 2023 as the effective date on CETAG in place of the mutually agreed upon January 2022 as the effective date.”
Read the statement below: