GNAT signs MoU with stakeholders on salary

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at a meeting with other stakeholders have agreed to put in place measures that will ensure that newly recruited teachers, who have not been paid since 2010, receive their salaries at the end of March 2012.

In addition, teachers who have been promoted to various grades in the Service, will be captured by the Controller and Accountant General on the April, 2012 pay roll.

This was contained in a statement jointly issued by Mr Awotwe Nkansah, Deputy General Secretary of GNAT and Mr Samuel Manteaw, Human Resource Director, Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra on Tuesday.

It said a Memorandum of Understanding was signed at a meeting between GNAT, Ministry of Education (MoE), Ghana Education Service (GES), Controller and Accountant General’s Department and Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) on Monday, January 23, and Tuesday 24, 2012.

The statement said “All outstanding issues related to the conditions of employment of teachers, including delayed promotion and pay of transport and travelling allowances (T & T) and transfer grants would be addressed by the GES and MoE.

Meanwhile, the MoE will procure a server to facilitate prompt processing of payroll of staff of GES.

A Technical Committee made up of the parties had been constituted to speedily address other outstanding issues such as delayed promotions, delayed salaries, problems relating to transfers of teachers, sale of application forms for promotions, extortion of IPPD units in district offices, growing delinquency in schools, unavailability of collective agreement to teachers, recognition of teachers who read various degree programmes with study leave with pay, or without pay and extended working hours.

“The parties agreed to meet within the next two weeks to address all outstanding issues,” the statement added.

Source: GNA

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