The National Executive of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has indicated that it cannot immediately call off its strike, as directed by the National Labour Commission (NLC), until it meets the NAGRAT National Council to decide whether or not to do so.
The NLC has directed NAGRAT to call off its strike and negotiate with its employer, the Ministry of Education, and other state institutions, such as the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the Public Services Commission (PSC), in good faith.
According to the Daily Graphic, the Executive Secretary of the NLC, Mr Ofosu Asamoah, said NAGRAT had been directed to call off its nationwide strike, which started on Thursday, September 5, 2019, and remain at the negotiating table, which had started with the meeting among the partners last Wednesday evening.
“Today, the PSC, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations are all meeting to take a look at a strategic document submitted by the executive of NAGRAT on its grievances.
“On Monday, we will be meeting again with representatives of NAGRAT and go on from there,” Mr Asamoah said.
The Vice-President of NAGRAT, Mr Jacob Anaba, however, indicated that although the NLC had asked the association to call off the strike, its National Council was yet to meet over whether to call it off or not.
“NAGRAT has officially not called off the strike. When we went for the meeting, the NLC asked us to call it off, but we told them we would have to meet our council,” he said.