From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has reminded its members that the industrial strike it had embarked on since September 6, 2019 had not been called off, and that it was still in force.
A statement issued by the Chairman, Mr. Francis Yaw Owusu, on Wednesday September 11, 2019, said the strike action would be called off only when all the problems facing them, as enumerated for the attention of the government, are addressed.
It urged all members to stay away from school and remain resolute, while the challenges receive attention.
The association encouraged all headmasters and headmistresses to resist the temptation of intimidation by their members of staff as a result of the strike.
NAGRAT also called on other teacher groupings to join the action, because the action was not in its own interest, but for the good efficacy of education in Ghana.
NAGRAT has, since last week, embarked on a strike to press home demands for the payment of additional responsibility allowances, salary arrears dating back to 2013, as well as correcting anomalies in delays in promotion interviews.
It stated that the issue of promotion letters for those who attended interviews recently had been unduly delayed and should be issued without any further delay.
The association also wants the collective agreement of its members renewed upon expiry eight years ago.