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Teacher unions call off strike after court order

The striking teacher unions have called off their strike after the National Labour Commission (NLC) secured a restraining order from the court against their action on Friday November 11.

President of the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) told journalists on Friday November 11 that “we can’t disrespect the court order. To that end, we are telling all our members to resume work on Monday. Every teacher should go to work on Monday.”

The NLC dragged NAGRAT, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) to court for failing to heed its order to return to the classrooms while their discussions with the government on what caused their industrial action go on.

On Monday November 7 the leadership of the unions asked their members to continue staying at home because their meeting with the government ended inconclusively.

President of the GNAT, Rev Isaac Owusu said after the first day of the meeting on Monday November 7 that “I can tell you on authority that so far so good we have had a very constructive meeting. The parties have agreed to adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM to continue with the deliberations.

“We have not ended the meeting, the agreement here is that the two parties have agreed that we should adjourn and resume tomorrow 2PM.”

He added “The teachers should remain calm and continue to stay at home.”

GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT declared strike over the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as the new Director General of the Ghana Education (GES).

NLC secures restraining order against 3 striking teacher unions

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