The Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) and the Colleges of Education Non-Teaching Staff Association of Ghana (CENTSAG) have threatened to lay down their tools again over unresolved welfare issues.

A statement jointly issued by the leadership of the two unions expressed their disappointment at “the way Government has handled issues affecting the welfare of our members in the colleges of education over the years.”

The communiqué raised issues concerning the non-finalisation of Conditions of Service (CoS) negotiations, unilateral determination of April 2023 by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) as effective date for placing First Degree Holders of CENTSAG on 17H on the SSSS, undue delay by the Ministry of Education in responding to our request for payment of compensation for all-year-round work to both teaching and non-teaching staff among others.

They have thus given government five working days to address the concerns or risk an industrial action.

“Finally, we want to state unequivocally that by Friday, 11th November 2022 if our demands have not been met, we shall reactivate our indefinite strike actions which we suspended on January 24 and April 14, 2022 respectively.”

Below is a copy of the joint communiqué