Mr Evans Ahiagbegah-Doh, the NAGRAT Zonal Chairman for Kadjebi said the labour unions “thank government for heeding the call of Labour Unions by agreeing to pay a well-deserved COLA to workers.”
They hoped the government would fulfil its part of the contract by paying them by the end of July so as not to cause any uproar among the unions again.
He urged the teachers to go back to the classrooms and teach with commitment and dexterity.
Mr Abdulai Buniamina Bature, the District CCT-GH Chairman, appreciated the government’s effort to cushion them with the 15 per cent COLA, though inadequate looking at the current economic conditions in the country.
Mr Bature asked the government not to renege on its responsibility of providing schools with textbooks.
He said the textbook issues had been a worry since the introduction of the new academic curriculum, but optimistic supplies would come when the next academic year starts.
Mr Bature also appealed to the Ministry of Education “to as a matter of urgency deal with issues of promotion and upgrading” as “most teachers have been promoted on paper, but not placed on the right salary scales.”
This, he said, had demoralized the affected teachers, and the Ministry must help resolve it.
Mr Philip Obornie, the District GNAT Chairman, urged the government to do its best to pay them to ease the economic hardship teachers, among other workers were facing and also prevent another strike action that might emanate from non-payment.
He also appealed to colleague teachers to resume work and work with passion.