NLC to meet government, teacher unions over strike against new GES Boss

NLC to meet government, teacher unions over strike against new GES Boss

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has invited the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the three teacher unions who’re on strike over the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah because the new GES Director-General.

The assembly follows the Labour Ministry’s choice to refer the matter to the NLC for pressing motion to be taken.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Ofosu Asamoah in an interview on Top Story, Tuesday said both events are anticipated to be current at the assembly at 10:00am on Wednesday.

“The Chairman directed that tomorrow’s (Wednesday) meeting should commence at 10:00am instead of 11:00am and we will give the first space to the Ministry of Education and the teacher unions,” he said.

The three teacher unions- GNAT, NAGRAT and CCT are on strike as a result of they need the government to revoke the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah because the new Director-General of GES.

They have argued that Dr. Eric Nkansah is a banker and never a teacher therefore, his appointment is in contravention of the necessities for the appointment of a GES Director-General.

The Labour Ministry had already held two conferences with the unions however both conferences ended inconclusively. An adjourned assembly on Monday between both events was anticipated to have continued on Tuesday at 2:00pm.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, November 8 shortly before the assembly might start, the Ministry said all makes an attempt to get the teacher unions to call off the strike have proved futile and referred the matter to the NLC.

Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Bright Wereko Brobbey told JoyNews that the choice was not taken with out the knowledge of the teacher unions.

He explained that each one three unions had been copied within the letter to the NLC.

“The request made to the Labour Commission was not anything we are doing on the blindside of our union leaders and that is why they are in copy.”

Meanwhile, Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Dr. Clement Apaak says the education sector within the country is experiencing some form of turmoil.

This he attributed to the frequency of strikes launched into by varied teacher unions.

We should do not forget that the education sector typically is experiencing some turmoil …There is a high chance that if care will not be taken, for the primary time within the historical past of our nation and historical past of the academic sector, nearly each layer of the ladder from Kindergarten to University will be affected by strike,” he confused.

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