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Teachers, GES sign Collective Agreement after working for 9 years without Active Agreement

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Teacher Unions and the Ghana Education Service (GES) have come into a conclusion after both parties could not renew the Collective Agreement that expired in 2011.

The Unions in August 2020, signed the Collective Agreement for Teaching Staff within the Ghana Education Service.

The Collective, which expired in 2011 could not be renewed as the Unions continuously blamed the GES for the delay.

2019 Agitation by Unions

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that by December 31, 2019, a new Collective Agreement for its workers is negotiated, agreed upon by all parties involved and signed, to legitimize it, to replace the old one which expired since 2011.

The directive was contained in a communique issued by the National Council of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), during its Annual Council Meeting at the GNAT Village, Abankro, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.

The Council meeting was organized from the 19th to the 21st of November, 2019, to deliberate on critical issues affecting the Association, and the Education sector as a whole.

”The Ghana Education Service (GES) should ensure that by 31st December 2019, a new Collective Agreement for its workers is negotiated, agreed upon by all parties involved and signed, to legitimize it, to replace the old one which expired since 2011.”

About the Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement is a signed document agreed upon by the employer (GES) and the employee (teachers) to ensure a satisfactory job standard.

The purpose of this agreement is to set forth the conditions of service relating to salaries, wages, hours of work and other conditions and rules of employment.

Source: EducationGhana.net

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