2015 batch of Newly Trained Teachers call off Strike as Finance Ministry Promises to Pay all Arrears.
Mr. Eberling Mills, the President of the 2015 batch of trained teachers has called off their intended demonstration and strike action until further notice.
This follows a response by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to a letter captioned “Reminder over Intended Indefinite Strike” which was addressed to the Commission on the 2nd of October, 2017 by the group.
Information gathered by ghmunsem.com indicates that the Commission, in a letter dated 6th October, 2017, has asked the group to call off their intended strike action since the Ministry of Finance has taken up the matter to pay all arrears.
“We refer to your letter dated 2nd October, 2017. The Commission wish to state that the indefinite strike must be called off since the Ministry of Finance has taken up the matter to pay all arrears,” the letter stated.
Some members of the group have expressed worries over commission’s inability to give a timeline of payment of arrears. This they claimed is the same story every now and then.
“I think the government is just buying time meanwhile, these arrears will not be paid with interest,” a frustrated victim narrated.
However, the president of the group is optimistic that their arrears will be paid. Mr. Mills called on all members to keep calm as the Ministry of Finance does its work.
“I cannot be too sure will any result which hasn’t brought our arrears but one thing I know is that the Labour Commission of Ghana has dignity and it’s not a political affiliated institution.
The Labour Commission has been behind our success. I trust the Labour Commission and I know that whatever they’ve given us is the truth.” “For my colleagues who are in doubt, they’ve got every right to be. Let’s wait until the end of this month and see if they will start paying,” the president said.