2023; Teacher Unions Ready to Review Collective Agreement For Teaching Staff within the GES. New Request.
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Re-visiting the Collective Agreement for Teachers (2020 Agreement) we saw more than 20 Allowances and benefits entitled to the Teacher. Check more here Approved Rates of allowances for Teaching Staff within GES
These allowances are not paid to the Teachers just some few, other workers may not complain of their salary because they are well compensated with other allowances which see them through.
The Teaching Job is not a Joke. Molding Human Resource.
During the Base pay negotiations, a poll run by Seekersnewsgh shows that, Teachers would be happy with the increment of the Base Pay but that is not what they want, they want allowances like their Class mates, their Course Mates, their friends in other institutions. Mentioning Cloth Allowance, Rent Allowance, Medical Care etc and they’re all here Rates of allowances for Teaching Staff within GES
Teacher Unions after the Confirmation on the Collective Agreement have to come and fight again for some individual items Agreed Upon in the Collective Agreement.
Allowance for Teachers in Rural Areas ; Rural Area allowances for Teaching Staff within GES,
Because of the Situation there, a whole School may be managed by a single Teacher. These allowance may entice some to accept postings to such areas.
And the Appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah who according to teacher unions is not a Teacher but a Banker -Teacher Unions rejects Banker as the Director of GES; the Unions said they specifically bargain for that reserved Position for Teachers who move up the Ranks. These led to serious distortion in School Activities in the Country for over Five Working days. Teachers on Strike today Friday 4th November 2022
Now that Base Pay negotiations are over and government is giving 30% increment to all public sector workers, confirmed in January Validation January 2023 Validation; Expectations and Reality; 30% Paid
Review of Collective Agreement
The Teacher Unions sends letter to the Chief Executive of Fair Wages and Salary Commission for the Review of the Collective Agreement for Teaching Staff Within the Ghana Education Service.
The letter Reads
There shall be General Reviewing of this Collective Agreement after every three (3) years.
We the Teacher Unions – i.e The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concern Teachers Ghana (CCT_GH), write to draw your attention that the said collective Agreement document will run its scheduled three(3) years span in August 2023, and therefore need to be reviewed.
We would therefore be grateful if you would set the necessary machinery in motion so that we meet to undertake the said review, As soon as Possible.
We look forward for to your usual prompt Response and cooperation.
Signed by Thomas T. Musah GNAT General Secretary, Eric A. Carbonu NAGRAT President, King Ali Awudu President CCT-GH.
The Collective Agreement talks about the following.
Scheme of Service
Remuneration and Working Conditions
Postings and Transfer
Allowances for Teachers
Continuous Professional Allowance
Travelling and Transport Allowance
Health and Safety
Employees with HIV/ AIDS
Hours of Work
Pension and Gratuity
Final Salary of a Deceased Employee
Death and Benefits
Voluntary Retirement and more
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