The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union of the Ghana Trade Union Congress (TEWU) have threatened to embark on an industrial strike on July 13, it negotiation for the payment of the 15 percent Retention Premium to the eleven remaining Classes ends in a stalement.
The ultimatum was in respect of failure on the part of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to capture the remaining eleven Non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service.
A statement issued and signed by the General Secretary of the union, Mr. Mohammed Seidu Bogobiri said inspite of the intervention by the National Labour Commission, which made them to call off an intended industrial action in September last year, the latter had proven adamant.
He said the argument by the FWSC that the eleven classes were not directly involved in teaching would not suffice.
According to him, though the 22 classes did not involve in direct teaching, it constituted the fulcrum upon which the success of teaching and other administrative activities revolve.
Mr. Seidu expressed strong disaffection at the entrenched position taken by the commission not to comply with the initial agreement.
He explained that the FWSC had failed to pay all the eleven classes it captured as promised.
The remaining non-teaching staff include: administrative, supply and management, secretarial, security, public relations, drivers, technicians, cleaners, cooks, carpenters and electricians.