The National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) has threatened to embark on an industrial action by the end of July this year should government refuse to pay the 20% Cost of Living Allowance(COLA) to its members at the end of June 2022.
During a press conference organized by the teacher union, Vice President for the association, Jacob Anaaba said government posture toward the demand will leave the association with no alternative than to embark on an industrial action should government fail to meet the demands.
He said demand for the 20% COLA has become very necessary considering the prevailing economic conditions in the country. The current high cost of living has brought undue hardship unto its members.
The teacher union at the press conference also demanded among other things a new minimum wage for the year 2003 by the middle of June this year.
NAGRAT also requested the public joint negotiation committee to initiate steps to determine the 2023 base pay for its members by the end of the month of June.
In an attempt to demonstrate their willingness to embark on the industrial action should government fail to heed their demands, Mr. Anaaba said leadership of the association has directed that all zonal and regional secretariat offices of NAGRAT should hoist red flags with immediate effect.