The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) says there will be a “blackout” in the Ghana Education Service if government fails to withdraw the implemented GES-SIC LIFE Assurance policy which was done on the blind side of teachers.
It says though the policy will benefit teachers, inconclusive discussions between government, the teachers Unions and the Ghana Education Service cannot be the basis for implementing the policy.
In a press release dated 26th June, 2018 and signed by the Communications Director of CCT-GH, Mr. Adokwei Ayikwei-Awulley, the Coalition expressed surprise at the deduction of GHS 20.00 from the salaries of teachers without a final decision being reached by the involved parties on a proposed Life assurance policy for teachers in the country. The release further cautioned government against short-changing teachers for political gains and demanded the immediate withdrawal of the policy.
Speaking to ATL FM News, Mr. Ayikwei Awulley said government had indicated its readiness to engage in broader consultation and allow the CCT-GH sensitize its constituents on the matter before implementation.
He added they also welcome an apology from government and look forward to government acting accordingly on the matter.
The communications Director gave government a stern indication of a blackout in the GES if it acted outside what has been agreed upon.
“There will be a blackout in GES if government does not act accordingly”, he said.
By: Aba Aikins/ATL FM News