The National Council of the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) has suspended its strike over the non-implementation of the 2017-2020 conditions of service.
The decision follows the validation of January 2022 salaries, the implementation, and payment of the 2017-2020 condition of service (CoS).
This means teaching activities will continue in all the 46 public colleges of education beginning Tuesday, 25 January 2022.
Despite calling off the strike, CETAG wants the government to address the disparate payment of arrears of the 2017-2020 CoS.
“Unequivocally, the leadership of CETAG would like to express its utmost displeasure and grave concern about the manner in which the payment of the 2017-2020 CoS arrears has been implemented.
“CETAG expects that the needed steps will be taken by stakeholders to remedy the situation by paying fully all unpaid arrears in February 2022 by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD),” it said in a statement dated 24 January.
It also said it expects the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to take steps to re-engage the leadership of CETAG to conclude the negotiations of the 2021 CoS before the end of February 2022.
Below is the statement