Labour Commission to meet Finance Ministry, GES, et al over payment

The National Labour Commission will on Friday, February 19, 2016 hold an emergency meeting with the Ministries of Finance, Education, and Employment over concerns surrounding the payment of outstanding arrears of teachers.

Minister of Education, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang learnt the meeting is being held with the above Ministries to demand the reason behind the delay in the payment of the arrears of the teachers.

The Ghana Education Service and the Controller and Accountant General is also expected to be at the said meeting.

Teachers across the country have served notice of a strike on February 29, 2016 if government fails to pay them their outstanding arrears by the end of February.


Government had earlier agreed with NAGRAT to pay the outstanding salary arrears, car maintenance allowances and transfer grants by June 13, 2015.

But, speaking to, the President of the Coalition for Concerned Teachers, Ernest Opoku said government has failed to meet the deadline of payment, hence their decision to lay down their tools.

"Some of the teachers have been teaching for two three years; I mean it is quite heartening. You are employed by the government of Ghana for three years; you are being paid for only three months and the rest of the arrears is still lingering on," he said.

"And so, if we are in February, and the affected teachers have still not received their money, then we have no option than to declare strike," he added.


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