However, the trade unions have raised concerns. Initially, the government offered a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for 2024, instead of a direct salary increment. This proposal was met with resistance from the unions.
Many are eagerly awaiting the government’s proposed salary increment percentage and the unions’ response.
Surprisingly, the teacher unions have shifted their focus away from the salary increment.
Instead, the three major teacher unions—GNAT, NAGRAT, and CCT-GH—are demanding a comprehensive review of their collective agreement, which has already expired. They are insisting on receiving the agreed-upon allowances as a top priority.
- New Collective Agreement; GNAT Update
- Minimum Wage, Collective Agreement and Salary Negotiation 2024 Update; NAGRAT Call for Equal Benefits:
- New GES Collective Agreement; CCT-GH NR Makes These Demands
Unlike previous instances where teachers faced unfulfilled payments under collective agreements with the government, this time, the unions are resolute in making allowances their primary concern.
Our interactions with teachers have revealed that these allowances, once paid, will significantly improve the educational sector and the well-being of teachers. Unfortunately, the government has been reluctant to fulfill these commitments.
Some teachers have expressed their frustration, emphasizing that the common refrain regarding teacher remuneration is that “teachers are numerous.”
The teachers’ argument for prioritizing the review and implementation of the collective agreement is clear.
While a standard salary increment affects all professions, they contend that other professionals and public servants receive more due to the allowances they enjoy.
Consequently, the three teacher unions have joined forces to advocate for their allowances before any other considerations.
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2024 minimum wage and salary negotiations.
- 1st November Holy Day
- Understanding Collective bargaining
- Revised Approved Rates of allowances for Teaching Staff within GES
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