he honeymoon between government and teacher unions has hit a brick wall with six regional branches of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) declaring an indefinite strike.
The latest declaration brings to two the teacher unions that have so far embarked on industrial actions to demand improved working conditions.
The unions said although most of the teachers had objected to the Ghana Education Service (GES)-SICLife Insurance Policy, blanket deductions had affected the salaries of all GES workers without their consent.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) announced its decision to embark on strike a few days ago during which it enumerated a long list of demands.
Six regional chairmen of GNAT and the Greater Accra Regional representative announced the strike in a press statement. The regions include the Greater Accra, Volta, Central, Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions.
According to the release, GNAT has been inundated with incessant calls and agitations from its members demanding to embark on industrial action due to government’s inability to resolve the many challenges confronting its members.
Below is a copy of the release