The National Labour Commission (NLC) has ordered the three teacher unions currently on strike against Dr. Eric Nkansah’s selection as the next GES leader to end their protests immediately.
After a meeting on Wednesday with the three unions, the NLC announced its decision to enable the government to negotiate with them.
In protest against Dr. Eric Nkansah’s nomination as Director-General of GES, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and the Ghana College of Teachers (CCT) are on strike.
They have complained that Dr. Eric Nkansah’s nomination as GES Director-General is unconstitutional since he has a background in banking rather than education.
Two following talks between the Ministry of Labor and the unions had no tangible results. A meeting that started on Monday and was postponed due to time constraints was supposed to resume on Tuesday at 2:00pm.
On Tuesday, November 8 just before the meeting could begin, the Ministry issued a statement saying that all efforts to induce the teacher unions to call off the strike had failed and that the subject had been sent to the NLC.
Because of this, the NLC called for a meeting with the relevant parties today, November 9.