Teachers declare strike over unpaid allowances

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Three Teacher Unions in the country have declared strike over unpaid allowances which dates back as far as 2016.

The unions are the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT).

The strike begins Monday, December 9.

Speaking to the media, President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Philippa Larsen said teachers have been patient enough.

“We are not prepared to see our teachers suffer as a result of somebody’s negligence. Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears and the status quo remains. We cannot continue to tolerate this. Indeed, for how long shall they ignore our members. The teachers – the purveyors of education, don’t expect us to continue to look on. We can’t stand this.

“In light of this development, the Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers, Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana, do hereby today [Thursday] declare a strike by our members effective Monday 9th December 2019.”

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