NLC summons FWSC and the three teacher unions on strike

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the three striking teacher unions have been invited to testify before the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT, Ghana), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) are among the unions that have been called to action.

The Commission declared on Thursday, stating that the summons was based on a petition submitted by the FWSC.

“In the petition under reference, the FWSC has complained that three teacher unions namely GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT, GH have declared an indefinite nationwide strike due to an allegation of a delay in the negotiation of their conditions of service as well as the freeze of salaries of some of their members by the Office of the Special Prosecutor,” it stated.

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The NLC made it clear that it has called a hearing on the issues raised by the dispute by summoning the parties in accordance with section 139 of the Labour Act (2003), Act 651.

“The unions are hereby advised to stay any and/or all ongoing and any further intended action/s and appear as scheduled. Parties are to take note accordingly,” it added.

Meanwhile, the NLC has ordered the three unions to call off their strike. The NLC in a statement signed and issued by its Chairperson, Justice Kwabena Asuman-Adu on Thursday “in pursuance of Section 133 (1) of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) orders GNAT, NAGRAT, and CCT to rescind the decision of the declaration of a nationwide strike made on Wednesday 20 March 2024 and announced on various media networks in the country.”

The commission said the order was because the declaration was not in compliance with Section 159 of Act 651.
“The Unions are accordingly advised,” it added.

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