National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Builsa South constituency, Dr. Clement Abasinaab Apaak says government must meet the demands of aggrieved teachers and desist from ‘playing politics’ with teachers-government issues.
The three teacher unions, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) are currently embarking on a strike over demands for payment of legacy arrears.
Dr. Clement Abasinaab who was speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show described the strike as “worrying” – but indirectly blamed the Akufo-Addo government for the unfortunate action.
“When you take over governance, you take over assets and liabilities. Government officials are rather provoking teachers with their utterances,” he said.
High Court Orders Striking Teachers Back To Class
An Accra High Court has ordered the striking teacher unions to discontinue their strike action.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers have also been ordered by the court to comply with the directives of the National Labour Commission.
The Commission ruled that the strike action by the teacher unions is illegal and directed them to resume their duties with immediate effect.