The National Labour Commission (NLC) has met with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) over Conditions of Service (CoS) negotiations after it had directed them to go on negotiations.
The Commission at its sitting with the parties extended the period for their negotiations to an additional two weeks and report back to the Commission.
They, therefore, appeared before the Commission to request for an extension of time to engage.
The President of CETAG, Mr Prince Obeng-Hemang stated that FWSC had flouted the Commission directive to engage within two weeks and it was on Tuesday, 7th February 2023 that FWSC sent a letter stating that they had written to the Commission to extend the time for engagement.
The FWSC stated that the delay had to do with getting a mandate from their principals.
The Commission was displeased with how FWSC handled the issue because they expected FWSC to have written a letter to the respondent informing them of their challenges. The NLC notwithstanding agreed to their request.
The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has resolved to remain on strike as it waits on the government to engage them over their demands for better conditions of service.
Members of the group have for the past two weeks laid down their tools as their leaders negotiate with the government to resolve the matter but to no avail.
Students have consequently been affected by the strike, as teaching and learning activities have come to a halt in Colleges of Education.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) last week summoned the group after the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission sent a complaint to the enforcement body.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD
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