The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana following the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) strike says the industrial action will hinder the government’s quest for quality Progressive Teacher Education and Training.
The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) strike, which is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, August 2, 2023, will have significant ramifications on the academic performance of Teacher Trainees.
In the spirit of true service to the TeacherTrainees and the joint quest for quality and progressive Teacher Education and Training in our country,” the Teacher Trainees Association said in a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com.
It also said it has appealed to the Ghana Tertiary of Education Commission to intervene on behalf of CETAG to urge the government to honor the reliefs specified in the National Labour Commission (NLC) and Fare Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC) arbitral award order.
In light of the above, TTAG has urged the government to fulfil the reliefs specified in the National Labour Commission and Fare Wages and Salary Commission arbitral award order signed on May 2, 2023, with case number NLC/C-435/2022.
“In the spirit of finding an amicable resolution, both CETAG and the central government should explore committal compromises if possible, to promptly resolve the differences that led to the strike action,” TTAG said in the statement.
The Association has similarly called on CETAG to consider the plight of teacher trainees with mercy and understanding of their academic progress during this hard time, as they approach the negotiation table with the Government to reach a resolution.
“Conclusively, we call on all Teacher Trainees to remain steadfast and prioritize safety as the leadership diligently works to safeguard the interests of all. Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated,” the leadership of TTAG noted.
TTAG’s petition comes after the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) in a statement said it will from Tuesday, August 1, 2023 withdraw teaching and related services as a result of some grievances of its members.
“CETAG resolved that all tutors of the 46 public colleges of education will withdraw their services until “our employer has complied with all ORDERS of the NLC,” the College of Education Teachers Association stated in their press release.