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Go back to the classroom – NLC orders striking teachers

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has instructed the teacher unions who are on strike to go back to the classroom while they continue their negotiations with the government.

The order was given on Wednesday, November 9 after the government dragged the unions to the commissions to restore calm.

The Government dragged the striking teacher unions to the NLC over their industrial action on Tuesday, November 9

Meanwhile, On Monday, November 7 the true leadership of the unions queried their members to continue resting at home because their meeting with the government had not yielded any good results.

President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Rev Isaac Owusu revealed after the maiden day of the meeting on Monday, November 7 that “I can tell you on authority that so far so good we have had a very constructive meeting. The parties have agreed to adjourn and resume tomorrow at 2 PM to continue with the deliberations.

“We have not ended the meeting, the agreement here is that the two parties have agreed that we should adjourn and resume tomorrow 2 PM.”

“The teachers should remain calm and continue to stay at home,” he added

GNAT, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) have declared a strike over the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the new Director General of the Ghana Education (GES) who they say he is a banker and doesnt have any teaching background to occupy such position.

The said strike was declared an industrial action on Friday, November 4.

By Lawrence Odoom

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