The National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) to call off their short-lived strike and resume work with immediate effect.
The directive was issued after a meeting on Wednesday, attended by the leadership of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), NAGRAT, the Ghana Education Service, (GES) and other stakeholders.
A statement from NLC signed by the Director of Industrial Relations, Martin Didemudo, said the Commission’s directive is derived from its mandate under section 13 (1) of the Labour Act, 2003 Act 651 that empowers it to facilitate the settlement of industrial disputes.
Meanwhile, the teacher unions shall on Monday, September 16, meet with NLC again over their disputed issues for a determination and or settlement.
NAGRAT embarked upon the indefinite strike earlier this month to push for the payment of the salary arrears of their members, which they claim, has been in arrears for three years.
Reinstating teachers who have completed their study leave and nonpayment of allowances for additional services rendered by teachers as well as expiration of their collective bargaining agreement were among the concerns of the teacher Union.